Pacific Bulb Society BX 372

Sat, 08 Nov 2014 07:58:13 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 372" 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.


From Monica Swartz:

1. Bulbs of Gladiolus tristis ex bx 219
2. Bulbs of Moraea tripetala ex Telos Rare Bulbs
3. Seed of Brunsvigia bosmaniae from Telos bulbs
4. Bulbs of Lachenalia unifolia ex Telos Rare Bulbs
5. Bulbs of Lachenalia mutabilis electric blue form ex bx 181
6. Bulbs of Albuca aff. flaccida from a volunteer from Arid Lands
7. Bulbs of Albuca sp. Plettenberg Bay ex BX 178 ex Roy Herold who wrote the following: "from seed collected in November, 2006 from a plant growing in pure sand at the edge of the beach, perhaps 50 meters from the high waterline. This plant had gone dormant, and only the scape and seed pods remained, approximately 20-30cm high. Seedlings grew strongly through last summer and winter, and went dormant in May, stretching to go deeply into the pot."
8. Tubers of Alocasia x amazonica an easy and common house plant (A. x mortfontanensis)?

From Mary Sue Ittner:

9. Corms of Ferraria sp?

From Rimmer de Vries:

10. Small bulbs of Oxalis obtusa, pink
11. Bulb of Eucharis sp? , only one
12. Bulb of Pancratium zeylanicum, only one

From Jyl Tuck:

13. Small tubers of Arisaema amurense

From Francisco Lopez:

14. Bulbils of Lilium lancifolium
15. Small bulbs of Allium roseum
16. Small bulbs of Ornithogalum caudatum (Albuca bracteata?) (Lonocornelos caudatum?)
17. Small corms of Watsonia sp?

From Giovanni Curci:

18. Small bulbs of Clinanthus incarnatus, yellow form (VERY FEW)
19. Small bulbs of Phaedranassa viridiflora

From Jim Waddick:

Lycoris seeds These are both Spring foliage species NOT suited to Mediterranean or South eastern climates. Do best north of zone 7 into Zone 4 and 5. NOT recommended for Southern CA. Plant seeds immediately on receipt as they do not have a long shelf life. They do poorly in pots for long term and rarely bloom in pots.
20. Seeds of Lycoris chinensis These seed are from fairly isolated parents with this name, but it hybridizes readily with other fertile species. Expect flowers that are yellow to gold in color, somewhat ‘spidery' in form and around 30 in tall.

21. Lycoris hybrids- These are a mix of L. chinensis and L. longituba. Flowers will be smooth or spidery, from white to gold and may have some pink tints. Easy and hardy in Zone 5/6. 

Thank you, Monica, Mary Sue, Rimmer, Jyl, Francisco, Giovanni, and Jim !!

Best wishes,

Dell Sherk, PBS BX

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