Re: Sunset Hygo

>Sounds like H. polysperma 'Tropical Sunset'.  I believe this was 
>developed at Tropica in Denmark, but is now grown extensively in 

Karen: This plant was independently 'developed' in the U.S. I saw it at a
Nursery in Florida during the late 1980's, at which time the U.S. grower was
obtaining a patent. I mentioned this to Claus Christensen of Tropica and he
conceded that coincidences do occur. <g> 
All H. polysperma are considered to be noxious weed in some South Eastern
States and for example, is not supposed to be shipped to or sold in NC. 
I have found that sunset does not grow as fast as 'regular' H. polysperma. I
put regular in quotes because the Dennerle plant catalog (available to AGA
members <g>) shows pictures of 3 varieties besides the sunset: 
(1)H polysperma (dwarf hygo, from India) - pale green
(2)H. polysperma, "Golden-Brown" - (presumably from SE Asia) - upper leaves
have the different color
(3) H. polysperma var CEYLON (discovered in 1980 in Sri Lanka) -longer more
slender leaves.

I have no. (2)

Neil Frank                 Aquatic Gardeners Association,  Raleigh NC