pbs] Ferraria

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:13:44 PDT
The Ferraria crispa I grow (and I have probably three different ones 
I've grown from seed including the yellow form and another one I got 
from Telos that also keyed out to be F. crispa but was sold as 
something else) I don't think smell that bad so my experience is more 
like Pam's. There is one that has a vanilla scent which I like. 
Descriptions of the different species indicates that they don't all 
have a bad smell. Ones we saw in the wild in South Africa I don't 
remember being offended by, but I may not have gotten close enough. 
We've got some interesting pictures of F. crispa on the wiki as it is 
very variable and if you don't find the smell offensive, the flowers 
are awesomely weird and fascinating. I just wish the three other 
species I grew from seed would flower sometime.

Mary Sue

>Of all the bulbs I've ever grown, Ferraria crispa has the most 
>offensive odor.
>Jane McGary

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers 

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