Not sure of the exact date...but it goes back to lithographs if that's any indication.kentuckiense said:Were you aware that the plant is actually Phrag. Cardinale 'Wilcox' AM/AOS? Anyone know how long ago that error happened?
Exactly! A loooooong time ago Marcus offered me one for free. However, I had just taken someone else up on a freebie offer and didn't want to be a plant hog.Jon in SW Ohio said:Beautiful pictures! No matter the name, a must in every collection:clap:
Ok, cool. I always hate bringing that up when people post that plant. It's hard to point it out without sounding like a jerk.parvi_17 said:Kentuckiense, yes I was aware of that - I heard the error happened around 100 years ago. Thanks for the compliments everyone!
This is an annoying issue; I still name it as schlimii because I've heard that the plant's identity is both Sedenii and Cardinale on separate occasions from different people, yet other clones of both these plants look nothing like this one that I've seen (though I've seen plants labeled as Cardinale or Sedenii with no clone name that are actually this one). I've also never seen the documentation that proves this plant IS Cardinale or Sedenii. However, it is obviously a hybrid and growers should absolutely enter it in the right category!Heather said:I will elaborate. I voiced my dismay that it was in the wrong class and she told me what I wrote above, however, she added "let's see if it's even worthy of a ribbon and then worry about the class it's in". It wasn't so it became a non-issue.
I totally agree that it should be up to the growers to make sure their plant is labeled and enterred correctly. It amazes me how many people who have been growing plants for years, and who know about 'Wilcox' and 'Birchwood' and STILL continue to post photos year after year on these forums as schlimii and not Cardinale!