Ipheion uniflorum

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:54:54 PST
Thank you, Alberto! I, for one, was not bored in the slightest. In fact, this (and the following two emails from you) were the single most informative thing I've ever seen written about this (sub)genus all in one place. I'm sure many others also found it quite informative rather than boring.

BTW, if 'Jessie' and 'Rolf Fiedler' are not T. peregrinans, and 'Rolf Fiedler' has been re-found in the wild, has a species name been suggested or published for it yet?

And you had to toss out a teaser, didn't you?  ;-)  Is the white 'Rolf Fiedler' available anywhere yet? 'Jessie' is gorgeous, at least here where I grow it. I've heard some people complain about it, but it's just as good a grower and flowerer here as 'Rolf Fiedler'.

Thanks again for the cornucopia of information about "Ipheion".

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m

On Jan 25, 2012, at 11:40 AM, Alberto Castillo wrote:

> I apologize if this is boring to some of you but will try to put it in short.

> Tristagma/Ipheion 'Rolf Fiedler' is a narrow endemic from Uruguay. So far has been found on two hill tops after many years of being a plant of unknown origin. As those who have grown this and uniflorum know well, they behave differently and have different habit.

> 'Jessie' and a fantastic white one are seedlings of 'Rolf Fiedler' obtained by Tony Hall of Kew. 'Jessie' has a deepest blue flowers, gorgeous.
> Tristagma peregrinans is a plant described years ago also from Uruguay, that we could never found. It may be exceedingly rare or the location information could be false. 

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