Re: P.grandiflora - La Baladosa

From: Juerg Steiger (
Date: Tue Jun 08 1999 - 01:57:26 PDT

Date: Tue, 08 Jun 1999 10:57:26 +0200
From: Juerg Steiger <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg2046$foo@default>
Subject: Re: P.grandiflora - La Baladosa

Dear Loyd

> After growing some P.grandiflora from the Pyrenees (La
> Baladosa) for several years, this has been the first year
> that a significant number of these have flowered for me.
> Whilst some have the typical dark purple flowers, 3 plants
> have pale lilac flowers which are smaller in size than the
> typical flowered plants.
> I am certain that I have passed gemmae of these plants on to
> other folk on the listserver and would like to hear from
> anyone who still has these plants and whether they have
> flowered.

Afaik it is the first time that a pale form of P. grandiflora is recorded
from the Pyrenees.
So the tendency to develop pale-flowered mutations seems to be inherent in
all areas of the disjunct distribution range (I guess the f. pallida from
the Jura and Nelsons f. chionopetra from the Irish Burrens are more or less
identical). If you will have some gemmae in autumn I would be interested to
get a few.

Thanks and kind regards Juerg

Juerg F. Steiger MD
Institute for Medical Education IAWF
University of Bern, Faculty of Medicine
Inselspital 37a
CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)31 632 98 87
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