Papilio 'improved'?

John Bryan
Thu, 15 Apr 2004 08:51:12 PDT
dear lee:
As you live in Pasadena, nip over to the Huntigton and check out their
planting of papilio. It would be good to hear your comments. Cheers,
John E. Bryan

Lee Poulsen wrote:
> I ordered one of these from Scheepers a few years ago, because I also
> thought it looked kind of like a cybister x papilio cross. When it
> finally bloomed, it looked exactly like H. papilio. It has proven to be
> very vigorous and blooms with multiple stalks. (This year my one-gallon
> pot has four scapes so far.) And the flowers last longer than my
> ordinary papilios. Either I got a straight papilio that was mislabeled
> or could I have gotten an F2 that happens to appear just like the
> papilio parent only more vigorous? It doesn't look anything like the
> picture in the catalog.
> --Lee Poulsen
> Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10
> On Apr 14, 2004, at 7:50 AM, Cynthia Mueller wrote:
> > There is a cultivar in circulation known as 'Papilio Improved' which
> > looks very like the spidery cybister hybrids.  I have viewed it lately
> > on the Scheepers website, I believe.
> > At first when I saw reference to 'Papilio Improved' I thought that
> > meant it would bloom more readily or stay open longer.  Now I see that
> > it looks very, very different from Papilio.
> >
> > Cynthia Mueller
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