[donation phase closing] EU Seed exchange EX04

Started by Martin Bohnet, February 12, 2022, 10:59:35 PM

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Martin Bohnet

Dear Members living in the EU,

The first EU seed exchange this year is now open for donations. Please read this information carefully. We decided to split the spring exchange into two parts: one for seed only and a second one for bulbs and seed. This way we want to make sure that seed of summer growers is distributed as early as possible. As the weather is unpredictable and frost damage to bulbs may still occur at this time of the year, we do a second part of the spring exchange with bulbs later. The donation for bulbs will be announced separately and the entire donation period will remain open until further notice. So if your seed will not make it for the first part, it will be included in the second part. No need to rush for seed which is not ripe. we will do an autumn exchange for autumn sowing and planting.

Please send all seed donation to the following address:   
Martin Bohnet
Ludwigstr. 1
73035 Göppingen

Please send an email to Martin (garak@code-garak.de) when you post seed so he will know that your donation is on the way.

Please make sure that the seed is free of pests and disease, nobody wants to introduce anything like that to fellow gardeners

Please label each bag with the precise name of the plant (scientific name if possible) and your own name so that all donations are clearly identified and can be referred to the donor.

We have asked you in the past to pre-pack your seed donations on a voluntary basis. Thank you to all who did this, it has reduced the workload for Martin tremendously. You can ask for an appropriate number of free seed envelopes from Martin. We suggest to pack not more than 5 portions of seed of each species, should there be more seed available a larger number of seeds can be included as a reserve in a separate envelope.

As a donor, you will get a bonus for your order equaling the postage you paid for your donation.

Please remember that you will have to be a fully paid member of the PBS in order to be entitled to order from our seed and bulb exchanges. But you do not need to be a donor to order.

You will find the entire information on the EU Seed and Bulb Exchange on the website of the PBS

So.. please think of the many fellow bulb enthusiasts when you dig up bulbs or when you harvest seeds. As the EU covers very different climates and many members will have a greenhouse: all bulb and seed material is welcome. The success or failure of this scheme depends on your participation and generosity.

Unfortunately we have bad news for our members living in the UK. We can no longer send seed or bulbs or receive donations to/from the UK. We keep our eyes open for solutions but there are none for the moment. We are very sorry about this.

Members living in the US and international members, please be aware that this announcement is for the EU exchange only, the US based exchange is continuing independently with a different time table.

Please, do not hesitate to contact me in case of questions: johannes-ulrich-urban@t-online.de

Martin and Uli
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

Martin Bohnet

The weather in Germany is almost disturbingly mild, and a stable west wind situation is predicted by  multiple weather models for another 2 weeks so it's actually safe to send in Bulbs - that's why we'll expand the range of this first spring donations phase to bulbs and corms, too. Bring them on!
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

Martin Bohnet

Dear EU members of the PBS,

We have received a good amount of donations and can start the distribution soon, you will be notified. If you have material you still want to send for the first round, please let Martin know as soon as possible ( garak@code-garak.de) and do send it straight away.

The address: Martin Bohnet, Ludwigstr. 1, 73035 Göppingen, Germany.

Not to worry if you cannot make it right now. We will await reception of all donations which are announced until Sunday, March 6th. All other material which will be announced later will go into the second round of the EU spring BX/SX.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Uli Urban (johannes-ulrich-urban@t-online.de)

Martin and Uli
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

Martin Bohnet

Dear Members in the EU.

The next EU bulb and seed exchange is now open for orders, as usual we have a time window over the weekend, ordering phase closes on Monday the 14th at 24:00h Central European Time. The closure will be announced in this list. Orders received within this period will be dealt with at random, so that everybody will have the same chance to get the rare and sought after items. This is the first exchange for this spring, donations can still be maid for a second distribution phase around the mid of April.

Please remember, that only fully paid members can order from this exchange. If you are not sure about your membership status or if you are tempted to join now, please get in touch with our treasurer Arnold Trachtenberg (arnold140@verizon.net). You do not need to be a donor to be entitled to order from this list but maybe you will become a donor in the future?  The number of items you can order is not limited, you are allocated one portion of each ordered item but please refrain from asking "one of each" from this extensive list.
As Brexit is now real and all grace periods are over, we sadly can not accept any orders from the UK.
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS LIST WHEN ORDERING BUT SEND A NEW EMAIL TO MARTIN BOHNET IN GERMANY: ( garak@code-garak.de) He is the director of the EU Seed and Bulb Exchange. Your order cannot be dealt with if you send it to the list by using the reply button.

And please do not forget to let Martin have your postal address.

Pricing and Payment

Seeds are 2 US$ per portion, bulbs cost 3 US$. Very big or very rare bulbs may be more expensive. Left over seed from previous exchanges (numbers EX03_??? and EX02_??? ) are offered at a reduced price of 1US$. Postage is added to your order at cost. Please wait with your payment until you received your order, it will contain a payment slip with the sum due in US-Dollars. If you are a donor your credit will be deducted.

Payment for the EU BX/SX can only be made in US Dollars and only through PayPal. Please go to the bottom of the Bulb Exchange page and fill in the payment form. https://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/bx.html <https://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/bx.html> It is a tremendous help for our treasurer if you do not forget to put in the BX-Number and your name. Please wait with payment until your order is checked for availability after the ordering phase.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Uli if you have questions ( johannes-ulrich-urban@t-online.de)

This is an announcement for the EU BX only, the US based BX continues unchanged.

Happy browsing!

Here are the items available in EX04:

From Pavel Andel (all seeds)

EX04_001 Begonia dregei
EX04_002 Drimia uniflora
DMC 13646 W. of Ladismith
EX04_003 Othonna triplinervia
EX04_004 Othonnatriplinervia x Othonna herrei
EX04_005 Oxalis pachyrhiza Santa Rosa de Tastil, Arg
EX04_006 Zephyranthes grandiflora

From Martin Bohnet

EX04_007 Bletilla ochracea
Height: 20-30 cm (0.7-1 ft)
Flower Colors: yellow, white
Life form:  corm

EX04_008 Cautleya spicata
,Crûg's canary'
EX04_009 Dioscorea polystachia (leaf bulbils)

EX04_010 Agave bulliana
EX04_011 Arisaema consanguineum

EX04_012 Asclepias tuberosa
Height: 30-45 cm (1-1.5 ft)
Flower Colors: orange, yellow
Flower Season: early summer to mid summer
Life form:  tuber
Climate: USDA Zone 6-8

EX04_013 Bobartia orientalis

EX04_014 Bomarea edulis

EX04_015 Diplarrhena latifolia
EX04_016 Tigridia pavonia
Height: 45-80 cm (1.5-2.6 ft)
Flower Colors: white, red, yellow, pink, orange, patterned
Special: edible storage organ
Life form: deciduous bulb
Climate: USDA Zone 8-9
orange seed parent

from Peter Dinges:

EX04_017 Pinellia tripartita

EX04_018 Agapanthus inapertus
Height: 120-150 cm (3.9-4.9 ft)
Flower Colors: blue
Climate: summer rain climate
EX04_019 Albuca humilis

EX04_020 Allium cyaneum
Flower Colors: blue
, originally received as A. beesianum
EX04_021 Begonia grandis
ssp. sinensis (Bulbills)
EX04_022 Dietes iridioides

EX04_023 Dipcadi serotinum

EX04_024 Eucomis autumnalis

EX04_025 Freesia laxa
, salmon with red dots
EX04_026 Lophospermum erubescens 'Alba'
EX04_027 Maurandya wislizeni 'Red Dragon'
EX04_028 Ornithogalum candicans
(Syn. Galtonia c.)

From Hans Joschko (all seeds):

EX04_029 Atropa belladonna
EX04_030 Ceratotheca triloba
EX04_031 Dioscorea communis
EX04_032 Ennealophus fimbriatus

EX04_033 Euonymus myrianthus
EX04_034 Impatiens namchabarwensis
EX04_035 Ipomoea (Quamoclit) lobata
EX04_036 Ipomoea purpurea
EX04_037 Ipomoea tricolor'Pearly  Gates'
EX04_038 Ipomoea 'vulkan'
EX04_039 Ipomoea x sloteri
EX04_040 Leonurus cardica
EX04_041 Solanum nigrum
EX04_042 Solanum pyracanthum
EX04_043 Staphylea trifolia
EX04_044 Stylophorum lasiocarpum
EX04_045 Tulbaghia violacea
var macmasterii

From Uli Urban
EX04_046Albuca pulchra

EX04_047 X Achimenantha Ohio's Never say Never
EX04_048 X Achimenantha Ohio's Punkin
EX04_049 Achimenes E. Nelson
EX04_050 Achimenes grandiflora
Flower Colors: purple
Life form:  rhizome
Climate: summer rain climate

EX04_051 Achimenes heterophylla
EX04_052 Achimenes pedunculata
Flower Colors: red, orange, patterned
Life form:  rhizome
Climate: summer rain climate

EX04_053 Achimenes pulcherrima
EX04_054 Curcuma alismatifolia

EX04_055 Dioscorea discolor

EX04_056 Eucodonia Cecilia
EX04_057 Eucodonia Maike
EX04_058 Eucodonia spec.
EX04_059 Lilium speciosum
Rubrum ,Uchida'
EX04_060 Neomarica spec (nov?) tall blue and beige
EX04_061 NymphaeaHybrid Doris Holt, leaf bulbs
EX04_062 Sauromatum horsfieldii
EX04_063 Seemannia nematanthodes
EX04_064 Seemannia purpurascens
EX04_065 X Smithicodonia Heartlands Joy
EX04_066 X Smithicodonia Rfs Grandiosa
EX04_067 Spathantheum orbignyanum

EX04_068 Albuca pulchra

EX04_069 Aponogeton distachyus
EX04_070 Arisaema consanguineum

EX04_071 Phalocallis coelestis syn. Cypella gigantea
EX04_072 Dahlia excelsa, ID not 100% definite
EX04_073 Dahlia rosea, white
EX04_074 Datura wrightii
EX04_075 Lilium White Triumphator
EX04_076 Milla magnifica

EX04_077 Tradescantia boliviana
EX04_078 Zantedeschia albomaculata
Flower Colors: white
Special: attractive foliage
Life form:  tuber

EX04_079 Zantedeschia jucunda
Flower Colors: yellow
Special: attractive foliage
Life form:  tuber

from Aart vanVororst (all seeds)

EX04_080 Clivia gardenii
Everton  strain
EX04_081 Clivia robusta
(Maxima x Breanan Farm)

From Jan-Willem Vos(all seeds)

EX04_082 Aristea ecklonii

EX04_083 Arthropodium cirratum

EX04_084 Beschorneria septentrionalis
EX04_085 Chlorophytum bowkeri

EX04_086 Habranthus brachyandrus

EX04_087 Laxmannia gracilis
EX04_088 Laxmannia squarrosa
EX04_089 Lomandra leucocephala ssp robusta
EX04_090 Lomandra spicata
EX04_091 Moraea brittenieae
EX04_092 Othrosanthus polystachyus
EX04_093 Patersonia lanata
EX04_094 Phalocallis coelestis
EX04_095 Sisyrinchium californicum

EX04_096 Tulbaghia violacea

Leftovers from the 2021 fall exchanges (all seeds):

EX03_001 Allium cernuum
Flower Colors: pink, white
Flower Season: early summer to mid summer

EX03_002 Allium flavum

EX03_004 Camassia leichtlinii
EX03_007 Hemerocallis hybrid, diploid, 1st/2nd gen from ,,Frans Hals"
EX03_008 Hesperantha cuculata
EX03_010 Paradisea lusitanica

EX03_022 Albuca aurea
Flower Colors: yellow, green

EX03_023 Albuca setosa
Flower Colors: white, green, brown, yellow
Life form:  bulb

EX03_025 Habranthus graciliflora
EX03_026 Habranthus robustus

EX03_030 Romulea rosea
var australis
EX03_046 Alium giganteum
EX03_048 Sisyrinchium montanum
EX03_054 Arisaema flavum

EX03_057 Pelargonium gibbosum
EX03_085 Albuca albucoides

EX03_088 Albuca flaccida
EX03_091 Anemone palmata
Flower Colors: yellow, orange
Life form:  rhizome

EX03_092 Freesia alba

EX03_093 Freesia caryophyllacea

EX03_095 Gladiolus italicus
Flower Colors: purple, white

EX03_097 Gladiolus splendens
Flower Colors: red
Climate: winter rain climate

EX03_099 Hesperantha bachmannii

EX03_100 Hippeastrum Sonatini 'Pink Rascal' X 'Amputo'
EX03_101 Hyacinthoides flacoultiana
EX03_102 Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo'
EX03_103 Iris xiphium
blue, ex cultivated plants
EX03_104Iris xiphium
var lusitanica, bright yellow, ex cultivated plants
EX03_108 Lachenalia mediana

EX03_109 Lachenalia mutabilis

EX03_110 Lachenalia namaquensis

EX03_111 Lachenalia pauciflora
EX03_112 Lachenalia quadricolor

EX03_113 Lachenalia salteri
, selected good forms
EX03_114 Lachenalia ventricusa
EX03_115 Moraea ochroleuca

EX03_116 Moraea polystachya

EX03_117 Moraea sisyrinchium

EX03_118 Narcissus bulbocodium

EX03_120 Ornithogalum dubium

EX03_121 Scilla cilicica

EX03_122 Scilla hyacinthoides

EX03_123 Scilla peruviana
'Grand Bleu' particularly dark blue
EX03_125 Sparaxis elegans

EX03_126 Triteleia ixioides
EX03_127 Tropaeolum brachyceras

EX03_286 Iris mesopotamica

EX03_288 Iris versicolor
EX03_289 Pancatium maritinum
EX03_290 Cardiocrinum giganteum

EX03_291 Codonopsis pilosula

EX03_295 Lilium sargentieaeEX03_296 Agapanthus cultivar blue & white 45cm decidous
EX03_297 Agapanthuscultivar 45cm decidous
EX03_298 Agapanthusex Kirstenbosch blue 90 cm decidous
EX03_299 Allium sikkimense
Flower Colors: blue

EX03_300 Arum creticum

EX03_301 Arum italicum
subsp italicum ,Marmoratum'
EX03_302 Bellevalia paradoxa
EX03_303 Dierama mixed hybrids
EX03_304 Freesia laxa

EX03_305 Freesia laxa
red form
EX03_306 Iris foetedissima
EX03_307 Ixia viridiflora

EX03_308 Libertia spec.EX03_309 Muscari armenaicumtype A
EX03_310 Muscari armenaicum type B
EX03_311 Muscai aucheri
EX03_312 Muscai aucheri ex ocean magic
EX03_313 Muscari latifolium

EX03_314 Muscari racemosa
EX03_315 Romulea bulbocodium

EX03_317 Watsoniasp red ex Kirstenbosch (evergreen)
EX03_324 Lilum pumilum
EX03_325 Allium oporinanthum
EX03_327 Ethesia xanthochlora (Syn Ornithogalum)
EX03_330 Narcissus confusus
EX03_331 Pelargonium mollicomum
EX03_332 Pelargoniumspec. small leaves, winter grower
EX03_345 Acis autumnalis
Height: 10-20 cm (3.9-7.9 inch)
Flower Colors: white, pink
Flower Season: early autumn
Life form:  bulb

EX03_347 Drimia maritima
common form

leftovers from the 2021 spring exchanges (all seeds):

EX02_005 Hosta ex ,Empress Wu', open polinated
EX02_008 Agapanthus cultivar 45cm, deciduous
EX02_009 Alstroemeria psittacina

EX02_010 Dactylicapnos scandens
EX02_011 Freesia lax
a red form
EX02_012 Hesperantha baurii

EX02_013 Iris ensata
EX02_014 Iris foetidissima

EX02_015 Scilla peruviana

EX02_016 Watsonia sp. red ex Kirstenbosch (labeled meriana?)
EX02_017 Albuca abyssinica
Syn. A. bainesii
EX02_018Albuca humilis
ex Lesotho
EX02_019 Albuca tenuifolia Syn. A. shawii
EX02_023 Allium flavum

EX02_029 Dietes iridioides

EX02_037 Allium tuberosum
Height: 30-45 cm (1-1.5 ft)
Flower Colors: white
Flower Season: mid summer to late summer
Special: edible leaves

EX02_040 Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
EX02_043 Habranthus tubispathus

EX02_047 Lilium henryi

EX02_050 Drimia purpurascens (syn. undulata) ex Bellús
EX02_051 Iris xiphium
(syn. Xiphion vulgare) ex Albufera
EX02_058 Narcissus confusus
EX02_075 Allium giganteum
EX02_079 Iris domestica
EX02_080 Iris setosa

EX02_081 Iris sibirica

EX02_084 Sisyrinchium montanum
EX02_087 Chasmanthe bicolor

EX02_088 Eryngium ,,Miss Wilmot's Ghost"
EX02_089 Melanoselium decipiens
EX02_090 Watsonia,,Dart Sea Trout"
EX02_093 Ceropegia woodii
EX02_094 Albucca spec. ex roscoff
EX02_096 Lilium ex ,,White Triumphator"
EX02_098 Zantedeschia albomaculata

Martin & Uli
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

Martin Bohnet

Some additional comments from Uli and me:

EX04_009, 010, 013 and 015 are excess items from a commercial source - their portions were just to big to keep them all for myself.

EX04_046 & 068 Albuca pulchra
. In flower it looks like a green Eremurus, tall and upright. Seedlings will take several years to reach flowering size. A. pulchra is strictly summer growing and winter dormant and does not tolerate winter moisture. Otherwise easy in a sunny spot. Thank you, Monica Swartz for letting me have seed a few years ago.

EX04_069 Aponogeton distachyus: a tuberous aquatic plant from seasonal pools in South Africa. It grows and germinates in cold (no ice)  or cool water, warm water induces dormancy. Has become invasive in some parts of the world, so do not allow it into natural water habitats. My plants are strictly pot grown and kept dry during dormancy in summer. I use it as an attractive scented winter flowering aquatic in a large tub on my terrace. In summer the same tub houses Nymphaea pygmaea 'Helvola'.  Will be summer growing in cool water. Seed is moist packed and needs immediate sowing in shallow cold water with bright light.

EX04_072 and 073 Dahlia excelsa and D. rosea. Both are Central American Tree Dahlias, not to be considered as summer growing garden Dahlias. They are winter flowering and grow very tall, susceptible to wind damage. They need frost free conditions to flower in mid winter. They form tubers but have no dry dormancy. Both can be pruned down to the ground after flowering but if left unpruned, especially D. excelsa becomes a tall, branched woody shrub. Seed germinates in cool conditions (do not use a heated propagator) , both plants grow naturally in moist cool to temperate tropical montane forests. I offered seed of D. excelsa last year under the name of D. imperialis which it is definitely not. The identity is not certain, though.

EX04_076 Milla magnifica
: Seed for the first time ever for me. A Mexican summer growing bulb, dry winter dormancy . White scented stars

EX04_077 Tradescantia boliviana is not a trailer but a stiffly upright tuberous perennial. Strictly summer growing and absolutely dry winter dormancy. Needs ample water and low nitrogen fertilizer during summer and as much direct sun as ever possible, otherwise it will not remain upright. Lots of small pink flowers over a long season from morning until early afternoon, popular with insects.

EX04_060 Neomarica: received as a new species, identity unknown to me. Tall plant, magnificent dark blue flowers with beige patterns in the centre. Needs to have a certain size to flower well but then spectacular. Forms plantlets on the spent flower stalks.

EX04_061 Nymphaea 'Doris Holt' One of the best tropical Nymphaea Hybrids. Attractive leaves with red splashes and bright purplish red flowers with yellow centre, scented. Every leaf can form a new plant by producing a tiny leaf tuber, these viviparous waterlilies may become invasive in the right climate, so do not let them escape into natural water habitats. Treatment of the leaf tuber you get: Depending where you live: keep it in the fridge until light intensity and day length is good. Do not allow it to go dry in the meantime. Then start it in warm water (not below 20°C) in a small pot with loam or clay substrate (no organic matter) in very shallow water and give artificial light if there is no direct sun. The warmer the water is the more light it needs. The tiny tuber will soon wake up and produce roots and small leaves, submerged at first. Once the first floating leaves are formed fertilize with Osmocote. Best grown outdoors during summer with as much sun as possible, give a big pot and repeat fertilizing. Adult plants can grow to a diameter of about 1,5m and are best in shallow warm water (about 20cm above substrate). Adult plants form a tuber but I never managed to get a dormant tuber started again. I always found it easy to start from leaf tubers which form at the end of summer. Here in Portugal it does not go fully dormant. In Germany I have overwintered adult plants in a frost free greenhouse in a bucket of water after trimming off almost all the leaves, unheated and as bright as possible. I wrote a detailed article on tropical waterlilies in the Bulb Garden, Volume 16, issue 2, spring 2017.

Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

Martin Bohnet

The first distribution phase has closed, I'm sorting things out now.

Don't forget: donation phase for a second distribution is still running so please send your contributions.
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

Martin Bohnet

Dear participants,

the packages for March distribution are on their way, payment information is included in the boxes and envelopes. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line on arrival (mailto:garak@code-garak.de).

And to everyone in the EU: don't forget, when you sort out your pots and basements, we're planning on a second distribution around mid-end of April, so please continue to send me your surplus to

Martin Bohnet
Ludwigstr. 1
73035 Göppingen
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)

Martin Bohnet

Looking through the received material, I guess we can't postpone the second EX04 distribution much longer: I'm setting a Deadline for announcing further material to me to Thursday, 28th of April. I will wait for announced material to arrive at

Martin Bohnet
Ludwigstrasse 1
73035 Göppingen

Announcements will be received via Email to garak@code-garak.de, personal message in the Forum or post in this thread.
Martin (pronouns: he/his/him)