Re: [AZ] Satsuki 'Kyokkonishiki'
- Mike, Kyokkonishiki was not on the list of liners Bill Steele sold at the
2004 ARS Convention at King of Prussia, nor is it listed in Bill's 2002 or
2003 liner list. As you probably know, with the closing of Steele's Nursery,
his stock was sold to Jim Fry, currently president of New York Chapter ARS.
Mechanicsburg, PA USDA Zone 6a
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Creel" <mikeacreel@...>
To: "ASA Azaleaphiles" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 12:39 PM
Subject: [AZ] Satsuki 'Kyokkonishiki'
> Does anyone know the whereabout of the old Satsuki
> cultivar Kyokkonishiki, which is a parent listed in
> many early Satsuki crosses. A friend of mine in
> California is seeking the older Satsukis, and I am
> trying to help him. I have a few I am rooting for him.
> At one point Kyokkonishiki was being grown in the US,
> but was probably lost. It may even be difficult to
> find in Japan. I wish I had a contact in Japan.
> Those folks are the Satsuki experts. We are all
> novices by comparision. It is likely that a white
> tetraploid Satsuki will someday be a parent in a
> yellow evergreen azalea cross.
> I need to find my copy of Bill Steele's last
> catalog,probably from 2003. He sold all his nursery
> stock earlier this year and had many Satsukis and rare
> azalea forms.
> Does anyone know what became of Satsuki collector
> Malcom Clark in North Carolina?
> Mike Creel, South Carolina