Pacific BX 19

Dell Sherk
Mon, 09 Dec 2002 02:25:47 PST
Dear All,

     The items listed below have been donated by PBS members for
sharing. If you are interested in obtaining some of them, please email me
PRIVATELY at <>. Include "BX 19" in the subject line.
Specify the NUMBERS of the items which you would like; do not specify
quantities.  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 (cash or check) you should send the PBS
treasurer for you order. Each item costs US$2.00 to cover first-class
postage and packing. It is a good idea to include you snail mail address
too, in case I don't already have it.
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    If you would like to donate seeds or bulbs/corms to the PBS, please send
clean, clearly labeled material to: Dell Sherk, PO Box 224, Holicong, PA,
18928, USA. Donors will receive credit on the BX for the cost of postage for
their donations.

Pacific BX 19:
(W = Winter-growing; S = Summer-growing)


From Charles Hardman:

1. Sparaxis hybrids (W), many colors
2. Tritonia duesta (W)
3. Tritonia pallida (W)
4. Tritonia squalida (W)

From Mary Sue Ittner <>:

5. Brodiaea jolonensis--Winter growing California native found in grasslands
and foothill woodlands in the central and south Coast Ranges to northern
Baja California. Blooming from April to June, this is a short species,
growing to 6 in. (15 cm.) with violet blossoms and an urn-shaped tube with
violet staminodes with inrolled margins and purple anthers. One of the
first Brodiaeas to bloom.

6. Gladiolus carmineus--Winter growing South African that blooms in fall
before the leaves. It is a low grower with pink and white flowers, growing
and increasing very happily in the ground in my coastal northern California
garden. These are seeds from bloom this fall.

7. Lachenalia peersi--Winter growing South African. Late blooming species
with purplish-green leaves and flowers that smell like carnations

8. Triteleia ixioides--Winter growing California native. This one could be
T. ixioides ixioides, but I have struggled to be sure. It is short, a good
yellow and was a bonus contribution growing in a pot of South African bulbs
given me by Jim Robinett. Open pollinated so could be different.

9. Triteleia laxa--Winter growing California native. Another unnamed bonus
from Jim, this one is a really nice one with large flowers that are shinier
than most. It does produce offsets, but not as many as some forms and seems
to be putting energy into getting bigger each year. It blooms earlier than
some of the ones I grow, sometimes blooming in April or early May. Open
pollinated so could be different.

10. Veltheimia bracteata--Winter growing, but only with a short dormancy
from South Africa. Amazingly wonderful shiny green leaves and long blooming pink


11. Cyrtanthus elatus x montanus--These are the small bulblets we have
talked about and which Jim Shields gets to bloom twice a year and which he
pictured on his image list. Originally from Bill
Dijk in New Zealand.

Thank you, Charles and Mary Sue !!

Best wishes,

--Dell Sherk, Director, Pacific BX

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