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Re: NE roll call- check/weather/orchid

Finally went to my dictionary - it said it is a botanical name for  
cultivars derived from the same hybrid. Not sure I get it, but....

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jan 21, 2006, at 7:18 PM, James R. Fisher wrote:

> kmrsy wrote:
>> OK, the Lumina series of Lychnis is a hybrid of two Lychnis  
>> species, so that
>> would be a grex?
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Z5
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Yes, and I must confess that I don't know how or if a grex name
> differs from a hybrid name.
> -jrf
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "James R. Fisher"  
>> <garrideb@well.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Saturday, January 21, 2006 6:08 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] NE roll call- check/weather/orchid
>>> Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center wrote:
>>>> Grex?  Wow, that's new to me.  So it is a cultivar within a  
>>>> cultivar, so
>> to
>>>> speak?
>>>> sort of like Lychnis Lumina 'Bronze Leaf Red" is the red entry  
>>>> in the
>> Lumina
>>>> series?
>>>> Kitty
>>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 
>>> ++++++++
>>> Not exactly; a grex name *is* a hybrid name, and Fuchs' Mandarin  
>>> is a
>> cultivar.
>>> Just like your Lychnis Lumina 'Bronze Leaf Red', provided Lumina  
>>> is a
>> hybrid
>>> within Lychnis, and Bronze Leaf Red is one of Lumina's cultivars.
>>> -jrf
> -- 
> Jim Fisher
> Vienna, Virginia USA
> 38.9 N 77.2 W
> USDA Zone 7
> Max. 95 F [36 C], Min. 10 F [-12 C]
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