Jane McGary
Thu, 10 Jun 2004 10:24:19 PDT
Jim Waddick wrote:I would love to have a Veratrum with a showier bloom

>         Me too. Does anyone know if there actually are showier species or 
> cvs?
>>I have never seen any offered in catalogues.
>         They do seem very rare. Anyone suggest some good sources for V. 
> album, nigrum or viride? Any others such as the V. formosanum which I 
> have never heard of, or seen offered. Jerry any sources?

V. californicum, with cream-white flowers, is a bit more of a "flowering" 
subject. I have a colony of it here and will add it to my bulb list this 
summer, with the warning that I'll have to jack up the price to pay for the 
shipping, since the huge rhizome will probably weigh more than the typical 
bulb order altogether. I will not charge for the extra sweat digging them 
up, however.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon

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