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Re: Bulbs sold at Walmart
Art B. asked about the bulbs sold at Walmart.
I'm assuming that we're talking about the dried bulbs that come in packs of
6 or so, in which case...
Score one for Paul K. -- the bulbs are Aponogeton hybrids of some
kind. I've seen them marketed as "Hardy Aponogeton" and "Dwarf
Lily/Ulvaceous Hybrid". What they really are, only the company producing
them can say, but they're undeniably Apon. I tried these once a while
back. The hybrid plants stay smaller than the real Apon. ulvaceous -- the
largest I grew was around 10", avg was about 6" -- and the leaves are
generally not as undate or contorted, but the plant does flower easily and
can grow into a very attractive mini-apon if the bulb is a good one to
begin with. Another specific difference I noticed between the true A.
ulvaceous and the hybrid is that the flower of the hybrid has a single
spike where the true ulvaceous is reported to have a twin-spiked flower.
Knoxville, Tennessee -- where it's been wet and dreary.