Cultivar Seed Confusion

Rick Walker (
Mon, 30 Jan 1995 17:51:23 -0800

> 1) Cultivars

I'd like to mention a peeve that was brought to my attention by
Peter D'Amato:

Named cultivars must always be asexually propagated to retain their
name. Recently, certain seed sources have offered seed labeled:
_Drosera x 'california sunset'_, and _Sarracenia x 'Judith Hindle'_.

These names are being used incorrectly, and plants grown from such
seed should never be labeled by their parent's cultivar name. In
fact, many growers purposely destroy seed produced from named
varieties to prevent confusion with the original plant.

If you do offer such seed, please label it by the hybrid formula,
rather than by the cultivar name.

Rick Walker