REPLY: [pbs] Hypogeal lilies and Jim McKenney introduces himself
Thu, 15 Jan 2004 22:09:15 PST
In a message dated 15-Jan-04 3:54:53 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

>Colchicum seem to be very badly mixed up in commerce, and I'm curious 
>about what other members have to say about this and similar issues.

Jim ~

Bingo!  In the last couple of years, I have bought a great many colchicum 
and have been quite disappointed with respect to just how mixed they really 
are.  A few sorts are so distinctive, however, that mix-ups are rare, e.g., 
the few doubles.  Part of the problem is that I don't think there is a 
definitive monograph on the genus.  The real service we can do each other, 
I think, is to trade observations (and corms/seeds) and see if we can't 
arrive at some commonly agreed-upon description for as many of these as we 
can, in particular, the large hybrids.

Dave Karnstedt
Silverton, Oregon 97381-0237
Cool Mediterranean climate with wet winters and hot, dry summers.  USDA Z 7-8 

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