Sleeping Beauties from South America Ipheons

Lauw de Jager
Thu, 13 Mar 2008 00:21:53 PDT
Dear listmembers,
Now that Paige opened the subject on Ipheions, I would like report on our
Iphions here in the nursery. All grown outside in the ground and flowering
is now at its best.
Following my Ipheion posting last summer I report on the september 2006
sowings of: --Alberto Castillo (fairly uniform, but 100% white),
-- Charlotte Bishop  (varying from light rose to a nice deep pink),
--Froylemill, (70%  deep purple, some with a white centre, some all purple,
by the way I doubt the identity of Froylemill in the wiki page, the sowing
contains some interesting large pale blue plants, possibly a result of
"Alberto Castillo" pollen?)
 --Rolf Fiedler: 100% true
Some list members obtained several lots of 100b of these sowings, it would
be interesting to hear their reports on the flowering.

Alberto Castillo has sent me some bulbs of a selection "Summerskies", which
now shows its large blue flowers. It looks like a large improved form of
'Rolf Fiedler'(I will have a closer look at its bulbs next summer) and is
certainly of future interest.
 Next weekend I will put up a series of pictures on the wiki.
 Bye for now

-- Lauw de Jager
South of France (zone 9 (olive trees)

Le 12/03/08 22:15, « » <> a écrit :
> These were seedlings of Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo' and Ipheion 'Rolf  Fiedler'
> PS: Ipheion uniflora itself seems immune to cold: flats of seedlings
> of 'Froyle Mill' exposed to the full onslaught of winter cold and
> rain have plenty of foliage and even some flowers.

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