Pacific Bulb Society BX 367

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:35:01 PDT
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 367" 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 do not 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.



[Our kind friend Marilyn Pekasky of the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens voluntarily performs the thankless task of trying to verify the names of items offered on the BX. In the case of the genus Narcissus this has proved nearly impossible. So I have decided to go with the names that were provided by our very knowledgeable donor Roy Herold.]

From Roy Herold:

Narcissus are mostly blooming size. N numbers are Roy's own.
1. Narcissus albidus occidentalis N028
2  Narcissus assoanus ex Spain N079
3  Narcissus 'Atlas Gold' JCA805Y
4  Narcissus bulbocodium hybrid N051
5  Narcissus bulbocodium N020
6  Narcissus bulbocodium N052
7  Narcissus bulbocodium obesus N024
8  Narcissus bulbocodium obesus N027A
9  Narcissus bulbocodium var. praecox N076
10 Narcissus bulbocodium ssp romieuxii N013
11 Narcissus bulbocodium tenuifolius N022
12 Narcissus 'Joy  Bishop' N068
13 Narcissus 'Julia Jane' N105 ex Odyssey, different from N106
14 Narcissus 'Julia Jane' N106 ex McGary, different from N105
15 Narcissus Mixed Seedlings These date back to a mass sowing in 2004 of seed from moderately 
controlled crosses of romieuxii, cantabricus, albidus, zaianicus, and 
similar early blooming sorts of the bulbocodium group. Colors tend to be 
light yellow through cream to white, and flowers are large, much larger 
than the little gold colored bulbocodiums of spring. These have been 
selected three times, and the keepers are choice. Similar to my 2012 PBS 

16 Narcissus 'Nylon'
17 Narcissus romieuxii albidus tananicus N002
18 Narcissus 'Treble Chance' JCA805 N066
19 Narcissus zaianicus lutescens x cantabricus N037
20. Oxalis engleriana
21. Lachenalia pallida ex BX 297

From Jim Waddick:

22. "Ledebouria socials cv violacea". Received years ago under this name, but now known as simply L. socialis.  Easy succulent bulb. Plant bulbs with base barely below soil level. Tender in Kansas City . Zone 8? 9?10? 

From John Wickham:

23. Babiana ‘Blue Gem’
24. Babiana ‘Brilliant Blue’
25. Babiana ‘Deep Dreams’
26. Babiana ‘Mighty Magenta’
27. Babiana ‘Purple Haze’
28. Babiana rubrocyanea
29. Babiana stricta

Thank you, Roy, Jim, John, and Marilyn !!

Best wishes,

Dell Sherk, PBS BX


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