Zephyranthes macrosiphon question ???

Ina Crossley klazina1@gmail.com
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:57:45 PST
I will check with Terry Hatch next time I see him.  Or quicker, I will 
email Jack Hobbs.


Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand zone 10a

On 19/01/2014 1:51 p.m., Alani Davis wrote:
> Steve and Ina
>   I am not familiar with that book and interested to learn of it. I won't
> say I have any taxonomic level mastery in Mexican and Central American
> Zephyranthes spp. though I have grown quite a few of them and long been a
> fan of them. I have not heard of a yellow form of Zephyranthes macrosiphon
> before that I can remember. I have been growing the a "typical" rose pink
> form for 15 years that was supposed to have come from the late Thad Howard
> and I have long trusted it was in fact that spp. It grows well for me and
> sets plenty of seed which seem to be able to "migrate" in the garden quite
> well, so I have gotten fairly good at separating straying rainlilies that
> come up in the lawn or away from their parent patches. A couple of
> characters jump out at me as quite different of these yellow flower Zeph's
> from what I know as Z. macrosiphon. The leaves are too narrow and not
> nearly as dark a medium green as Z. macrosiphon. I am guessing a bit on the
> size relative to other objects in the pictures but the flowers seem to be
> smaller than what I consider Z. macrosiphon with narrower tepals. I agree
> with you Steve these look like Zephyranthes primulina but much darker or
> Zephyranthes dicromantha (which looks a lot like a darker Z. primulina to
> me!). In looking at the the Pine Mountain Nursery site, I would mention
> that is definitely not the real Zephyranthes rosea they have photoed under
> that name either. The real Z. rosea looks quite different.
> Alani
> On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 3:46 AM, Ina Crossley <klazina1@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have the book Steven, they are right in that is what it says in the
>> book.  What it says in the book is
>> "Z. macrosiphon is a Mexican species with large flowers carried in
>> summer on stems about 15cms long.  The flowers are usually rose with a
>> greenish tube.  A beautiful lemon-yellow form with golden anthers also
>> occurs."
>> Can someone confirm that statement please?
>> Ina
>> Ina Crossley
>> Auckland New Zealand zone 10a
>> On 18/01/2014 9:14 p.m., steven hart wrote:
>>> Hello Zephyranthes experts, i bought some zephyranthes from Pine Mountain
>>> Nursery & they have a dark yellow with a slight rose blush back of petal,
>>> looks like Z. Dicromantha, its darker then primulina, but it is marked as
>>> Z. macrosiphon...  When i said macrosiphon is pink, they told me that it
>> is
>>> a new macrosiphon that is yellow & said it is noted in pages 183 to 184
>> of
>>> “Bulbs for Gardeners and Collectors” by Hobbs and Hatch..
>>> It sounds incorrect to me, can any one confirm if it is possible that
>> there
>>> is a yellow one now ?
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