albuca shawii

Ernie DeMarie via pbs
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:54:13 PDT

Regarding A. shawii, the bulbs are flattened and grow shallow in the soil.  Most notably this species is fully cold hardy in NY, flowers in June/early July with foliage present of course. 
Ernie DeMarie
Briarcliff Manor NY Z7
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From: Jyl Tuck <>
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Sent: Fri, Sep 5, 2014 11:25 am
Subject: [pbs] albuca shawii

Years ago I was given Albuca bulbs and later ( to make a long story short)
told they were the species shawii. So I started Albuca shawii from seed
from the AGCBC exchange, and my original bulbs are slightly different. The
seed started Albuca are the same as your Wiki but my bulbs when putting up
the flower stock send up long tuffs of green with the flowers unlike the
seed started Albuca. The reason i am sending this information is because I
was going to send seed / bulbs to the BX of both and wondered if that makes
a difference to any one. I have pictures if anyone is interested.
jyl tuck
sunny in Yale B.C.


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