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Alsobia 'Smithsonian'

Posted by robitaillenancy1 zone 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 10, 06 at 15:05

Does anyone have information on A. 'Smithsonian'? A description would be welcomed.



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RE: Alsobia 'Smithsonian'

  • Posted by jon_d Northern Calif. (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 11, 06 at 15:59

I've never heard of this cultivar name. I wonder if it isn't a bad name. Where did you see the name? And, do you have a plant? The only other possibility is that John Boggan from the Smithsonian Botany Dept. did a cross of Alsobia punctata x A. sp. 'Chiapas'. But, I thought this plant was lost. I don't think it ever was given a name.

However, one person who grew the plant is Ron Myhr in the Toronto area. Perhaps such a plant is circulating in Canada?

You might email John at the Smithsonian to see what he thinks.

Jon, plant detective ;)

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