Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Very Own Pinellia Plants!

Pinellia tripartita
as received from one of my favorite garden bloggers -
Iowa Boy! :-)

This is 'Golden Dragon'. . . and look at the size of its spadix!

It's diminutive... in fact, if you're not careful, you might just overlook it!
However, you'd be sorry... because you'd be missing such an unusual plant.
This Pinellia tripartita is 'Atropurpurea'
and I apologize for the evening lighting in these photos.

Iowa Boy warns that 'Atropurpurea' propagates quite freely. At this point in time, that's okay with me! And I have a number of friends that would welcome a plant, as I did. (!)

If you want information about this plant, visit these posts by Iowa Boy.

I will also keep you posted as to the progress of these plants. (Oh! I am so excited!) ;-)


Bren said...

This are wonderful.... can't wait to see how they turn out for you.

Happy Gardening

Rosemary said...

Will be interesting to see this plant develop.

Weeping Sore said...

Nifty pics and explanation. Aren't new plants fun as you learn their habits and their likes and dislikes. Almost like new friends.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

They are interesting plants, I don't think I've heard of it before.

Phoenix C. said...

These look really interesting! Looking forward to following their progress!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Bren, If you read Iowa Boy's posts, you can see that he's the expert and I'm the fan! ;-)

Rosemary, I was so happy they returned this Spring!

Weeping Sore, That's exactly how I feel about gardening. Are you familiar with the saying, "Make new friends but keep the old; The first are silver and the others, Gold." ?
I look at gardening as the making of friends!

Catherine, Until I'd begun reading Iowa Boy's blog, I'd never heard of them, either.

Phoenix, I'll post when there's something new to report! Thanks for visiting today. :-)

Kathleen said...

Lucky you Shady Gardener! That looks like a fantastic plant.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Very cool...this is one of the awesome advantages of reading other blogs...learning all about new plants. I'm glad it's doing so well for you.

Sande said...

Those are very interesting plants - related to jack-in-the-pulpits?
The location for that photo you asked about is Agate Beach, Oregon. We were there visiting about 15 years ago and I'd sure love to go back!
Thanks for the visit and comments.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Kathleen, These plants are related to the Arum family. I have a couple of Arum Italicum that are blooming right now, too! (!) I'll see if I can't get photos tomorrow.

Hi Jodi, How is your Spring going? (Now that it's going...) ;-) One advantage of garden blogging is Learning from each other, too!

Hi Sande, Yes... I believe they're also related to the Jack in the pulpit. Thanks for the info on your photo. What a beautiful place... and I can imagine you'd like to return! :-)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

'Atropurpurea' is a stunner! I've never grown Pinellia. I really don't know why not.

Shady Gardener said...

MMD, You deserve them!! I only have one plant of each right now, but perhaps next year I could share??

IBOY said...

Golden Dragon, I guess because of its shortage of chlorophyll, is slightly frail and slow to multiply. Atropurpurea, on the other hand... well, I just potted up another half dozen to give away.