July 5, 2009

convention live auction

by Larry

The Saturday lunch was highlighted by the live auction which netted the Gesneriad Society's Elvin McDonald Research Endowment Fund several thousand dollars. The highest selling item was basket of Streptocarpus leaves, including Dale Marten's new 'Heartland's Snowbaby', which went for $300. Other high selling items were: a cutting of Chirita linearifolia 'Variegated" that went for $265; a plant of Chirita minutimaculata for $175, and many plants went for more than $100, including show plants, like Chirita dielsii and Conandron ramondioides.