Belated Eucomis posting

Paul Tyerman
Sat, 23 Aug 2003 03:26:25 PDT
>Paul dont laugh but it looks identical to a hybrid of Eucomis autumnalis
>called 'White Dwarf'. It's also actually sold as a packeted bulb and is
>produced in Holland by the 10s or 100s of thousands.


Why would i laugh?  I have no idea what this is for sure, although I had
been told both autumnalis and zambesaicus before (which is why I don't have
the ID for sure).  I was actually fascinated by the earlier message about
all the named hybrids that you had on the list.  Certainly nothing named
like that over here to my knowledge, at least I have never seen them
anyway.  We do get a good selection in flower in nurseries each year now,
ranging from pure white through the pinky ones.  Must admit that my pink
flowered purple-leaf is one of the better "coloured" flowers I have seen.
I am very pleased with it as it is a good flower colour, with the bonus of
the wonderfully dark leaves for ages before it actually flowers.

My white one could easily be 'White Dwarf'..... how would I go about
finding out for sure?  Whatever it is it is a very good reliable flowerer
every year, and is a lovely clean pure white and good proportions of leaves
to flowers.

Thanks for the response.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about
anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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