So, folks, I know it might seem a bit mundane. It's so common, after all, but I'm curious about a couple things.
The CP Photo Finder notes: When N. "Miranda" was first introduced, it was sold as N. maxima "Miranda". The actual parents are unknown, but Vic Brown writes “thought by most growers to be N. x [x mixta*maxima]; ... other growers think this plant is a pure N. x mixta, possibly var. superba”
And this thread seems to indicate that there were several waves of cultivars released with the same name "Miranda," one of which was female. Can anyone substantiate that information by the user rainforest posting on Oct 16, 2008, 12:49pm? Is Deroose Plants the origin of this cultivar? I've tried to contact them but have not heard back.
I know most of the plants out there labelled "Miranda" are sterile male clones. I just had one flower (originally from Deroose), so I'll do chromosome squashes of the anthers and we'll finally see whether or not the cultivar is sterile because it is triploid, as some have suggested.
So... you tell me. What do you know about "Miranda"? As far as I know, there's been nothing published and the cultivar has never been registered with the ICPS, which is a shame given its popularity.