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Dec 11, 2015 12:40 PM CST
|Eclayne wrote this plant to be a hybrid between R. auriculata and R. cautleyoides (often mispelled without the y: poor mister Cautley!). This is correct, so the name R. auriculata 'Beesiana' is wrong, as it is not a cultivar but a hybrid. As it is a man-made hybrid (By René Zijerveld) the name Roscoea x beesiana is wrong too as this suggests a natural hybrid. The correct spelling, I think, would therefore be Roscoea Beesiana. |
There are several colour selections of Beesiana available. First the 'Alba' which actually is very light yellow and now also found as Roscoea Beesiana 'Light form' over here. A really white form, often with the same purple specs on its flowers which is so typical of the Beesiana is called 'Monique' (after Zijerveld's wife). A form with much more and darker spots is sold as Roscoea Beesiana 'Dark form'. If you hybridize a Roscoea auriculata with a purple form of Roscoea cautleyoides you will get a Roscoea Beesiana 'Ballyrogan' (a Northern-Ireland nursery).
Dec 11, 2015 1:44 PM CST
|Thanks for clarifying this Ruud. Great information!|
I've edited the name and added the parentage in the data for this entry.
I've added entries for your photos as well.
Roscoea 'Dark Group'
Roscoea 'Ballyrogan Purple'
By including Roscoea x beesiana in the Also sold as field these will all be searchable as Roscoea Beesiana ounce the database is updated this evening.