Historical date for Habranthus,Tulbagia

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Tue, 23 Aug 2005 10:22:16 PDT
Cynthia, I hope it is not thought to be ungracious to point this out to a
resident of Texas, but technically Texas was still part of Mexico at the
dates given by John Bryan for the introduction of Habranthus robustus, H.
gracilifolius, H. tubispathus, H, versicolor, and Tulbaghia capensis. Texas
was independent by 1836, so H. concolor and T. violacea just make it in by
the skin of their bulbs. 

So if the work of your garden historian pertains to Texas, those are some
things to think about - even if John's dates are for the introduction of
those plants into American horticulture. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I have wonderful
memories of a year spent in central Texas. 

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