BX 1

Dell Sherk dells@voicenet.com
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 07:00:50 PDT
Dear All,

    This is the first offering of the Pacific Bulb Society Bulb and Seed
Exchange (BX). The items listed below have been donated by members for
sharing. If you are interested in obtaining some of them, please email me
PRIVATELY at <dells@voicenet.com>. Include "BX 1" 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
    Some of you are members of the PBS discussion forum but not members of
THE PBS. Consider joining the PBS so that you can take advantage of future
offers such as this.
    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.


From Mary Sue Ittner <msittner@mcn.org>:

1. Bulblets of Nothoscordum dialystemon (syn. Ipheion dialystemon) "I fell
in love with this winter growing bright yellow flower from Argentina when I
visited Bill Dijk in New Zealand (ditto the Leucocoryne).  I was so lavish
in my praise that he sent me a large number to distribute to others. Once
turned around to the Northern hemisphere mine has thrived and it blooms for
me for a long time in February and March. I give it a warm not totally dry
summer dormancy and grow it in my covered but open on the sides bench in
winter where it gets some protection from the elements. Mine has finally
formed offsets so I can now share them with others."

2. Cormlets of Leucocoryne coquimbensis--"These are offsets of plants
originally given by Bill Dijk of New Zealand. This is a Chilean plant with a
very attractive flower that blooms fairly long in the spring. These are
desert plants that come into flower after it rains. For a picture go to
They need a warm summer and plenty of fertilizer when in growth to bloom
properly. These are not blooming sized yet, but mine that have bloomed have
even prettier markings on the flowers than the ones in the picture."

3. Corms of Hesperantha cucullata--"These are blooming sized corms of a
South African irid that is night blooming so is best planted in a container
and brought inside early evening as the flowers open. Most of these are
fragrant at night, at least when you first bring them in. Flowers close in
the morning. I have these to offer since they were misidentified seed and
they all turned out to be the same thing and I have more than I need. They
rarely produce offsets, but do set seed almost too easily."

"Hardiness on these three I am not sure of. They are fine for Zone 9.
Perhaps someone has experience with them in colder climates and can report
on that."

Also from Mary Sue:

4. Seed of Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus.

From Dell Sherk:

5. Seed of Zephyranthes atamasca.
6. Seed of Rhodophiala sp.: scapes 30 cm tall with one flower each, bronzed
yellow with dark throat.

Thank you, Mary Sue!

Best wishes,

Dell Sherk, Pacific Bulb Society Bulb and Seed Exchange

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