USA sources of Rhodohypoxis (was: Re: will albuca seedssurvive freezing?)

Fred Thorne
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:24:00 PST
Lee, I have purchased from the nursery in the past, I was very satisfied,

-----Original Message----- 
From: Lee Poulsen
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2014 5:34 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] USA sources of Rhodohypoxis (was: Re: will albuca 
seedssurvive freezing?)

Speaking of Rhodohypoxis, I used to grow a number of these; various 
different cultivars. They grew quite well in pots here in So. Calif. and 
multiplied steadily, filling their pots.
Then one particular winter, we happened to have neither cats nor dogs at 
that point, and mice or rats or something ate every single dormant bulb in 
every pot of them. However, that was after 9/11 when our US Dept. of 
Agriculture clamped down and stopped allowing the 
phytosanitary-certificate-free importation of dormant bulbs. There were a 
few USA sources for a small number of cultivars, but a much larger number of 
different cultivars were available from the UK--which is where I had gotten 
most of mine. Last year I Googled around for USA sources and found very few, 
with still a small variety of cultivars (and much more expensive than 10 
years earlier!). Maybe my search terms weren't stated well enough, or maybe 
I just didn't persevere long enough in my searching, but can anyone please 
list a number of good sources with a good selection of cultivars in the USA? 

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

On Jan 25, 2014, at 5:03 PM, Alberto <> wrote:
> Yes, R. baurii forms are extremely popular in England and in Scotland but 
> mainly in pots to appreciate them better during the long season of bloom.

On Jan 25, 2014, at 1:45 PM, Ellen Hornig <hornig@Oswego.EDU> wrote:
> While I think of it, I wonder how many people have tried Rhodohypoxis
> baurii in cold gardens?  I've found them to be very hardy, persistent and
> willing to multiply (more vegetatively than by seed, I think).
> Ellen

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