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Re: [Aroid-l] "black" zantedeschias

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] "black" zantedeschias
  • From: Kyle Baker kylefletcherbaker@yahoo.com
  • Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 08:26:07 -0800 (PST)

Schwarzwalder is the cultivar I was trying to think of....Black Forest is the english translation and we're getting 36 of them come spring and shall put 2 per 6" pot and sell for around $7.99.
kfb maine

abri1973@wp.pl wrote:
The cultivar 'Schwarzwalder' has almost black spathes, but its leaves don't
look like rehmannii, they are sagittate and spotted like in Z. elliottiana.
A photo attached.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Marak"
To: "Aroid list"
Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 8:40 AM
Subject: [Aroid-l] "black" zantedeschias

>I keep forgetting to ask about this ....
> A few weeks ago I was wandering through a local warehouse club (Sam's).
> They
> had an arrangement of the most impressive black zantedeschias I've ever
> seen.
> They weren't truly black, of course, but easily the darkest I've ever
> seen,
> looking black from any distance at all and without any lighter edge. And
> in a
> lot of the darker varieties I've seen, the spathes haven't been that
> large -
> looked like lots of rehmannii in them, to me, from the size and shape. But
> these had larger spathes with a more open shape. I thought they were
> artificial
> until I was within a couple of meters, and I had to scratch them to be
> sure
> they weren't painted or otherwise artifically colored somehow.
> The distributor rep happened to be there, and said they were grown either
> in
> Costa Rica or Columbia - she wasn't sure which, and didn't know any more.
> They
> got in only enough to do that one arrangement, and I've seen none since.
> Anyone know what variety that might be? I've checked out "black callas" on
> the
> web - lots of hits, but nothing as impressive as this one.
> Steve
> -- Steve Marak
> -- samarak@gizmoworks.com
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