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Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 9:58
Subject: Re: Anthurium from Costa
WAy back (35-40 years?) in
Trinidad when my Dad used to cross-pollinate Anthuriums and develop new
colors and shapes, we weeded out any that had the green 'extentions' to the
spathe, these were considered to be serious 'faults' back then, but these
were developed in Hawaii to be this 'type' of Anthurium and today are
considered by some to be beautiful!
>>don, i'm surprised you
haven't seen those; at least in nyc, they are not uncommon as cut
flowers. i personally don't like them that much, they look like
monstrous anth. on steroids... the shape and size are huge and they
come in several colors.
Well, here in Milwaukee, we
are really in a (horti)cultural back water. We see the big, red spathed
ones and maybe some pinks and whites, but that's about all.