Re: P.grandiflora - La Baladosa

From: Gilles LARDY (
Date: Tue Jun 08 1999 - 23:00:41 PDT

Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 14:00:41 +0800
From: "Gilles LARDY" <>
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Subject: Re: P.grandiflora - La Baladosa

Dear Juerg, Loyd,

Regarding pyrenean pings, if my memory is good Slack mentions in one of his
books of a P.grandiflora site near Andorra with a rather wide palette of
colours from the palest to the deepest purples.
Does that correspond to the area where yours originate from ?


Gilles LARDY

>Topic No. 16
>Date: Tue, 08 Jun 1999 10:57:26 +0200
>From: Juerg Steiger <>
>Subject: Re: P.grandiflora - La Baladosa
>Message-ID: <l03130310b381ab427399@[]>
>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
>Fax: +41 (0)31 632 98 71

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