J.E. Shields
Sun, 26 Jun 2011 15:58:33 PDT
Indeed, and if we are to breed some sturdier plants for cold climates, we 
need other strains to bring into the breeding.  In fact, until Alberto 
mentioned it, I had no idea that anyone was intentionally increasing 
'Lucifer' as a seed strain.

We could really use a few more late summer and autumn flowers in hardy 
bulbs, etc., here in the cold Midwest.  Hardy Lycoris are not common in the 
market, once you get some squamigera; Colchicum are expensive; only one 
Sternbergia seems hardy here-abouts; and the autumn-flowering Crocus are 
mainly fodder for our cute little chipmunks.

Jim S.

At 03:09 PM 6/26/2011 -0700, you wrote:
>    I think Jim meant it takes more than one clone of Crocosmia to produce 
> seed, not that he has intention on reproducing 'Lucifer'.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
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