Paciic Bulb Society BX 354

Sun, 01 Dec 2013 09:37:44 PST
Dear All,
       The items listed below have been donated by our members and friends to be shared.
 If you are interested in obtaining some of them, please email me PRIVATELY at  
 Include "BX 354" in the subject line.
        Specify the NUMBERS of the items which you would like; do not specify quantities. It is a good idea to include your snail mail address, too, in case I don&apos;t already have it. Availability is based on a first come, first served system. When you receive your seeds/bulbs you will find, included with them, a statement of how much money (usually $2.00/share of seeds or $3 - $5/share of bulbs)(cash, check, or Pay Pal to <>; no money orders, please) you should send the PBS treasurer. Postage and packaging charges are added.
     Many of you are subscribers to this pbs elist which is free, but are not members of the Pacific Bulb Society which has a yearly membership charge. THIS BX OFFERING IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO MEMBERS of the Pacific Bulb Society. If you are not a member, consider joining so that you can take advantage of future offers such as this. Go to our website: <> 
         If you would like to donate seeds or bulbs/corms to the PBS,(Donors will receive credit on the BX for the cost of postage for their donations.), please send CLEAN, clearly labeled plant materials to:
Dell Sherk
55 W. High St.
Salem, WV 26426
Non US donors should contact Dell for instructions before sending seeds.

From Jude Platteborze:
A grab bag!
1. Bulbs of Hippeastrum commercial hybrids. Varying from 2 – 6 cm diameter. Only one available of most of these.  SPECIFY A QUANTITY OF ASSORTED BULBS.  ($1 apiece) Varieties include:  Joker, Desire, Exotica, Harlequin, Grand Cru, Scarlet Baby, Night Star, Jewel, Little Devil, United Nations, Donau, Pavlova, Pizzazz, Celica, Monte Carlo, President Johnson, Ragtime, Fanfare, Aphrodite, Lovely Garden, Temptation, Mega Star, Novella, Giraffe, Flamenco Queen.
From Jim Shields (and Charles Crane):
2. Seeds of Zephyranthes smallii; original seed collected near airport at Brownsville, TX
From Mary Sue Ittner: (SEEDS)
3. Chlorogalum pomeridianum - winter growing
4. Eucomis comosa - summer growing, purple leaves
5. Nerine angustifolia (already sprouting), open pollinated so likely hybrid
6. Nerine sarniensis (mixed colors)
7. Polianthes geminiflora - summer growing
8. Tigridia vanhouttei - summer growing

From Nicholas Plummer:
9. Seeds of Arisaema triphyllum – these are seeds from plants grown in my garden and are two generations removed from seed originally collected in Wake Co, NC. I usually observe good germination after cold, moist stratification.
10. Seeds of Lilium formosanum – these are the tall standard variety originally purchased from Niche Gardens. They were pollinated by moths in the open garden, but I did not have any other Lilium species blooming at the time. I think the chance of hybrids is minimal. These plants volunteer readily, so I have never attempted controlled germination. Consequently, I do not know what percentage of seeds are viable.
From Chris Elwell: (SEEDS)
11. Calochortus venustus, burgundy (OP)
12. Calochortus venustus "var. sanguineus" (OP)
13. Habranthus gracilifolius
From Dee Foster:
14. Seeds of Gloriosa superba
15. Seeds of Eucomis comosa, pink, purple, white mix (OP)
16. Seeds of Eucomis comosa, dwarf purple (OP)
From Jim Waddick:
17. Seeds of Lycoris - L. chinensis, L. longituba, L. longituba flava and hybrids all mixed
From Marvin Ellenbecker:
18. Bulbs of Hippeastrum papilio (2 – 6 cm dia.)
Thank you, Jude, Jim, Mary Sue, Nick, Chris, Dee, Jim, and Marvin !!
Best wishes,
Dell Sherk, PBS BX
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