Pacific BX 148

Dell Sherk
Thu, 05 Jul 2007 12:06:28 PDT
Dear All,


       The items listed below have been donated by our members to be shared.


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too, in case I don't already have it. Availability is based on a first come,
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included with them, a statement of how much money (usually $2.00/item)
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should send the PBS treasurer to defray our costs for packing and
first-class, priority-mail, or international postage.




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please send CLEAN, clearly labeled material to:


Dell Sherk

6832 Phillips Mill Rd.

New Hope, PA, 18938 





From Jim Waddick:


1. Seed of Crinum macowanii (few)

 2. Seed of Hippeastrum x johnsonii:  "Typical flowers for the 'species' -
bright red with central white star pattern. Should be selfed, but there was
a Hipp.'Apple Blossom' seedling blooming across the yard."


From Alberto Grossi:




3. Crinum macowanii

4. Canna indica

5. Euphorbia curassavica?

6. Hippeastrum vittatum

7. Cyrtanthus mackenii

8. Schizobasis intricata

9. Tulbaghia violacea

10. Hemerocallis 'Stella d'oro'

11. Mandelilla laxa


From Mary Sue Ittner:


12. Cormlets of Freesia alb


From Roy Herold:




13. Trillium grandiflorum "Flore Pleno"

The classic form commonly seen in New England gardens. Difficult to find in
commerce, and if you do it will set you back about $75 a pop. These are
small rooted offsets from established clumps, just divided this week. With
proper care, they should reach blooming size in another year or two. Easy to
grow, very hardy, but needs a REAL winter to do well. Not recommended for
you folks in Florida or Southern California. Or South Africa, for that
matter, where my wife's aunt in the KZN Midlands was unable to keep it


14. Trillium pusillum "Robust Form" Originally from Nature's Garden, Oregon.
The most vigorous trillium, period, and beautiful to boot. Emerges in early
spring with dark, almost black leaves that age to green, and white flowers
that age to pink. Can take a lot of sun. Very hardy, but unknown as to cold


15. Nothoscordum montevidense Originally from Mark McDonough


16. Arum orientale v. sintenisii (aka A. sintenisii?) Originally from Bernd
Peters via Arisaema Enthusiast Group, 1996 I have grown this for ten years
now, and not once has it flowered for me. I believe this is because the
tuber usually shatters into smaller ones when it reaches blooming size, for
some unknown reason. This year, however, I must have done something right.
When I emptied the pot, there were only big, fat, happy ones. I'll keep one,
and you guys can try the rest.


17. Ornithogalum osmynellum Naroegas Originally from Steven Hammer Sort of
like a tiny pregnant onion, with starry yellow flowers and spiralling
leaves. Blooms early winter, just now going dormant. There is a nice photo
m-cf_osmynellum/620> of a similar plant, although the bulbs appear to be
larger and rounder than mine. Leaves and flowers are the same.


18. Oxalis versicolor Sorry if this is too common for your cultured tastes,
but it is one of my favorite oxalis. In mid winter, when it is in full bloom
and covered with flowers, everyone who sees it WANTS it. In cold, dark New
England, it tends to sprawl, so I have found that the best way to grow it is
in a hanging pot.


19. Pinellia cordata "Yamazaki" This was thoroughly described in the list
last October:

<…> and I
subsequently donated some bulbils to the BX. This year I have some pots that
started to go dormant after our last hot spell, and I decided to send in
some more mature tubers. These should resume growth after potting them up
again if the climate is cool enough.


20. Anemonella thalictroides "Jade Feather" Or "Green Dragon" or "Green
Hurricane". One in the same.


21. Anemonella thalictroides "Shoaf's Double Pink" THE must-have classic.


General anemonella notes: We do have some pics in the wiki from John L.

They are very hardy, but I don't know how cold they need to get in the
winter to do well. Definitely not for Florida or S. California, I'd guess.
The tubers are a strange tangle of parts that have an undeserved reputation
for being difficult to divide. I have found that you can basically rip the
whole thing apart, taking a nominal amount of care to keep the individual
pieces intact. If they wind up with a bud, they'll bloom next spring. If
not, they'll put up a small leaf, and you'll be in business a bit later. If
you get small hunks of tuber with your order, DO NOT discard them. Plant and
be patient.


22. Cyrtanthus sp.(probably a hybrid) Medium orange, fading to pink,
outfacing trumpet-shaped flowers, about 2"long. Evergreen, good increaser,





23. Massonia cf. pustulata Same as last fall's offering. Originally received
as M. depressa from the NARGS seedex. This form is larger and more robust
than a M. pustulata from Richard Doutt that I grow, and the seeds are about

the size.


24. Cyclamen rohlfsianum

Undoubtedly my favorite cyclamen, despite the fact that it is NOT hardy

and cannot tolerate frost (yes, I have unintentionally tested this 

theory, and it is correct). A number of my plants are now 14 years old, 

and are thriving. One had eight inch (yes, 8") diameter leaves last 

season, and several have managed to burst heavy duty 6" pots. Each plant 

is unique, especially with regards to the spectacular leaves. Flowers 

are quite variable, too, but all have the characteristic exserted style. 

Seeds are a mix from two different plants, including the eight incher.


Thank you, Jim, Alberto, Mary Sue, and Roy !!


Best wishes,



Dell Sherk, Director, PBS BX




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