Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Anthurium no. 0915 "Parker MacArthur"

I'll cut to the chase and say in the first sentence that Parker is not a keeper. She has exactly one good quality -- she produces a lot of blooms, and does so despite still being in a 3-inch pot -- and about half a dozen bad qualities.

The blooms are uniformly very small, under an inch (2.5 cm) long. They are a common color combination (pink/pink, like Parker's seed parent, the much larger 0066 Barbara Seville). Both spathes and leaves are readily attacked by thrips, and the light spathe color makes any damage really obvious.

Although it's not obvious from the (pretty old) full-plant picture below, the internodal distance is also a bit long, making the plant leggy. And none of this is getting better as the plant gets older. I mean, occasionally the seedlings grow out of problems if given enough time to try, but not this one.

So Parker's toast whenever I get around to pitching her.

(Sorry this post isn't very interesting -- the last week or so has been really busy, and I'm kind of scrambling to get a post together at all.)

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