pbs Digest, Vol 19, Issue 37

David Victor davidxvictor@mailblocks.com
Sat, 28 Aug 2004 10:49:02 PDT
Hi Mark,

>Do you have details for the two UK nurseries?
>N Ireland

Monocot is Mike Salmon, Monocot Nursery, St Michaels, Littleton, Somerton, 
Somerset, TA11 6NT

Whitestone is Roy Mottram, Whitestone Gardens Ltd, The Cactus Houses, 
Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, Thirsk, N. Yorks, YO7 2PA,
e-mail - roy@whitestn.demon.co.uk


>I grew P. incrassatum in Tucson, Az in a raised bed in Arizona's sandy 
>clay.  The bed was watered twice a week, on my irrigation system, all 
>year.  The plant went dormant for the summer and didn't seem to mind the 
>water.  It did beautifully for the four years I lived there.  We were at a 
>3,000 foot elevation with intense sun.  I brought it with me when I moved 
>to Florida and it is just beginning to show some growth after being dried 
>off this summer.  After reading that wonderful introduction...I shall have 
>to grow more pelargoniums.

I only wish I had such conditions!

Hi Eugene,

>  Here's what she says: "P. schlechteri.  Two-tiered
>Pelargonium.  Leaf margins toothed, net veins strongly raised;
>inflorescence usually 2 tiered, petals greenish yellow, each with purplish
>red blotch."  She doesn't show a geographic range for this species.
>Incidentally, the book's full title is A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of
>KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Region.  It's a good reference for the area;
>more than 1800 species are covered, not all geophytes, of course.  (You may
>need a magnifying glass to look at some of the photographs, though.)  I
>purchased my copy through Silverhill Seeds.

Many thanks for the information.  I must get hold of a copy.

Best regards,
David Victor 

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