What's in bloom: Hypseocharis pimpinellifolia

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:46:07 PDT
Ooh, I am so jealous. I also bought a packet of those seeds. I only got two seedlings and the following year, neither one came back! So I can't help you. I wonder if any of our Argentine members have it.

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

On Jun 27, 2012, at 11:12 AM, Nhu Nguyen wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Some of you may know that I am a big fan of the Oxalidaceae, and
> Hipseocharis is a tuberous geophyte within that family. We bought some
> seeds from the Archibalds in 2008 and the plant started blooming this week.
> The seeds came from Argentina.
> I am in love with this plant!
> http://flickr.com/photos/xerantheum/…
> http://flickr.com/photos/xerantheum/…
> http://flickr.com/photos/xerantheum/…
> I had three seedlings, one died quickly, two made decent sized tubers, but
> one died last year before blooming. So finally, I only have one clone and
> slim possibility of seeds. Is anyone out there growing this species? If you
> are, please let me know and perhaps we can trade some pollen and the
> resulting seeds. I would really love to get this species grown more broadly.
> Happy growing,
> Nhu
> Berkeley, CA
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