Hypoxis hemerocallidea -also Pinellia 'Yamazaki'

hornig@usadatanet.net hornig@usadatanet.net
Wed, 01 Nov 2006 13:16:06 PST
I've germinated several hypoxis species from the eastern Cape, and my
impression (though I can't say I've conducted rigorous tests) is that
germination is much improved by subjecting the seeds to a cold period (as
you would with many plants from continental climates).  This is quite
unique among the South African seeds I've grown.

Incidentally, 4 of the 5 mature (seed-grown) H. hemerocallidea I set out in
the garden in fall 2005 emerged, albeit late, in 2006, and bloomed. I'll be
interested to see how hardy it proves to be in the longer run.

On a different subject: Roy Herold mentioned that I sometimes have Pinellia
cordata 'Yamazaki' to sell.  I have plenty available,

Ellen Hornig
Seneca Hill Perennials
Oswego NY USA
Zone 5, avg. annual snowfall of 3m/10ft

Original Message:
From: Alberto Grossi crinum@libero.it
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 21:58:02 +0100
To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [pbs] Hypoxis hemerocallidea

Hi All.
I have found in the web the title of an article from 'South African journal
of botany', Seed germination of Hypoxis hemerocallidea, by Hammerton. So my
question is: is it so difficult to germinate this species to dedicate an
article? Has anyone exerience with this or other species? Has anyone the
article to scan and send me?
Thank you

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