Hippeastrum culture

Karl Church 64kkmjr@gmail.com
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:24:31 PDT
Thanks Lee, the Andy link failed. Ever get seeds from your Yume Mitai?
On Jun 13, 2013 8:50 PM, "Lee Poulsen" <wpoulsen@pacbell.net> wrote:

> I have a Yume Mitai, but it doesn't have any offsets. I got it from
> Komoriya, exported to me by a Japanese friend of mine a few years ago. I
> love it. But last year or the year before, Komoriya started selling many of
> his hybrids on a Japanese analog of eBay, and this year he now sells on
> eBay directly, although very expensively (however, phyto is included). <
> http://ebay.com/sch/m.html/…>
> I just checked and although it is now out of season for his Hippeastrums,
> he is now offering a bunch of his Lachenalia hybrids. I've heard of them
> before but never seen any photos. Many of them are spectacular. I've never
> seen any Lachenalias like these before. They're pricey, but not nearly as
> much as his Hippeastrums are.
> On another related note, Andy Houghton (don't know if he's on PBS) somehow
> managed to produce an exact duplicate of Yume Mitai via his own breeding
> efforts. He's sure it's not an accident. He crossed H. papilio with H. 'San
> Miguel'. <
> https://facebook.com/photo.php/…
> >
> --Lee Poulsen
> Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
> Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m
> On Jun 13, 2013, at 11:57 AM, Karl Church wrote:
> > Diana, great advise-thanks. By the way, do you know of anyone who might
> > have either seeds or bulbs of H. "Opal Star" or H. "Yume Mitai" that they
> > would sell, trade, or share?
> > Karl Church
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