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Has anyone heard from Diana Chapman how how she fared with the earthquake 6.4 near Ferndale?
I just received today, a shipment of seed from the Arisaema Enthusiast Group (AEG) into the USA. The inspector notified me that the invoice must list the country of origin for each lot of seed. He did not wish what country the seed originally grows in the wild, but the country each donor lives in. I was able to pull this from the AEG web site and send him an amended invoice which he accepted this time. So for the USA members please be aware of this new (to me) rule for importation under the small seed lot permits.  This would mostly apply to importation of seed from exchanges abroad.
I have  Habranthus tubispathus and Habranthus tubispathus var. roseus growing in the same pots. I am not sure if they were obtained as mixed bulbs or if seed contamination has occurred between the pots. On the PBS wiki page for tubispathus it states that the roseus form is no longer treated as a valid variety. So my question is what is the roseus form then? I have separated two of the mixed pots by 20 feet in a greenhouse where there should be few insects to transfer pollen between the two pots. I have been selectively dead-heading the flower scapes before opening, one only allowing the tubispathus to flower and the other to allow only roseus plants to flower. I have collected the seed separately of each pot and plan on planting the seed. Not sure if seed will grow true to female parent or if the pots are already hybrids of the two and seedlings will be a mix of both. Am I wasting my time trying this method of separating the two or is there a pure source of the two available?