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Jane McGary
Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:31:23 PST
Just a couple of questions and comments about Nhu's very helpful 
digest of additions to the wiki:

Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy' - a very well-known cultivar but for
>some strange reason we don't have photos of it yet. I really love this
Isn't there some controversy about the identity of plants being sold 
under this name? I have two purple-leaf, large, presumably hybrid 
forms, one bought under the name and another given me by a nurseryman 
who wasn't sure the name was properly applied.

>Allium carinatum var. pulchellum
Watch out for this one, it is a rampant self-seeder, though pretty 
and a good cut flower.

>Allium diabolense
I have this spelled "diabloense" -- which is correct?

>Allium triquetrum
Don't let this one get loose either.

Canarina canariensis
How cold have any of you let this Canarina get? After seeing it in 
Terry Laskiewicz's greenhouse in a very large pot, I decided I was 
torturing mine in a gallon pot and put it in the bulb house, where 
it's in growth, but I'm afraid it will freeze to death.

>Delphinium luteum - another rare and endangered species from a small area
>of Sonoma County, CA.
This species (seed from cultivated plants around 1990) made itself 
happily at home, seeding freely in the bulb frames, and I have it 
flowering outdoors in Portland now. Obviously one of those narrow 
endemics that are just waiting to get out into the wider world.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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