Is Giraffe classified as a cybister?

dondelduxAugust 30, 2012

Hi All,

I thought I had read somewhere that Giraffe was classified as a cybister but now I can't find it..so maybe I was wrong and it's not a cybister after all..Is it?

Thanks,

Donna

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dondeldux

...now that I think about it maybe I was thinking about Santa Cruz..it Santa Cruz classified as a cybister?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 7:05PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

Can you post a photo of Santa Cruz?
K

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 11:12AM
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dondeldux

I know it doesn't look like a cybister..it is really tiny and my bulb is not very vigirous. I planted it in the ground this year and it has 3 small clear green leaves but it won't win any prizes in the growth department.

I've also seen other pictures of Santa Cruz and they are much much lighter than mine and with stripes. I bought mine from Maria several years ago so I'm sure it's the real thing...

This was taken last year, it has only bloomed for me twice in 3 years...

Donna

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 11:40AM
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haweha

In VERONICA's book, "Giraffe" and, btw "Melusine" also, are not even mentioned.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 11:41AM
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houstonpat(9a)

Giraffe kinda looks like a papilio hybrid to me.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 1:52PM
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kaboehm (zone 9a, TX USA)

That's what I was thinking too!
K

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 2:03PM
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joshy46013

'Giraffe' is an H. papilio x H. evansiae hybrid

'Santa Cruz' is a vittatum hybrid I think, I've read this is a Fred Meyer hybrid.

I think Fred's hybrids are more species like than many others, it seems he stopped at the F1 generation.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 5:30PM
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dondeldux

So, neither of them are classified as cybisters...thanks!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 6:21PM
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