Pacific BX 6

Dell Sherk
Wed, 04 Sep 2002 05:34:57 PDT
Dear All,

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OFFERINGS - Pacific BX 6:

From Mary Sue Ittner <>:

BULBS (supplies are generally very limited):

1. Babiana odorata?--from Jim Robinett, hasn't bloomed yet for me but some
of his other Babianas have not turned out to be the species on the tag

2. Cyrtanthus elatus x C. monatanus--offsets from previous Bill Dijk BX

3. Moraea setifolia

4. Oxalis bowiei--from Uli and BX in past. This is what he said: "I grow
debilis for many years and was given bulbs under the name of bowiei last
year, the plants are identical to me but they are kept separate. My best
Oxalis: a large plant with large green trifoliate leaves about 40cm high in
bloom. Large silky pink flowers with a yellow centre. Flowers when growth
starts so should be dormant for some time. I am unsure about its growth
rhythm: if watered continuously it is evergreen. Better with a short
dormancy in late winter/early spring. Sometimes takes its time to start
into growth. May also be winter growing." Note from Mary Sue: Diana Chapman
thinks this one is really O. bowiei. It is fall blooming and really quite

5. Oxalis commutata? MV 5117-from Mike Mace in past, 1.5 lavender flowers,
held well above leaves; fragrant, Vanrhynshoek, fall blooming

6. Oxalis commutata-Tiny succulent leaves and lavender-pink flowers with a
strong scent like talcum powder. Blooms before the leaves appear in fall.

7. Oxalis glabra--originally from BX and Uli in Germany, winter blooming,
bulbs became really tiny after the first year and didn't bloom last year,
but were really nice the first year

8. Oxalis hirta-bright pink flowers, late fall, early winter

9. Oxalis luteola MV 5667-- from Mike Mace in past,1.5" brt yellow flowers,
      13 km s of Nieuwodtville

10. Oxalis MV 5117 (commutata?)from Mike Mace in past, 1.5 lavender flowers,
held well above leaves; fragrant, Vanrhynshoek

11. Oxalis obtusa MV 4719d--from Mike Mace in past, 1" pale coppery pink,
creamy center, dark veins, dark ctr ring, S of Laingsburg

12. Oxalis obtusa MV 6341--from Mike Mace in past, 1.5" bright yellow
tight, compact plants.

13. Oxalis obtusa pink

14. Oxalis purpurea 'Ken Aslet'-just a few, never has bloomed for me, but
has beautiful leaves, silvery and feeling like velvet

15. Oxalis purpurea--I think most of these are white, but there could be a
purple one in the lot


16. Alstroemeria hookeri--pretty pink, seed from Jana Ulmer

17. Z. zeyheri--from either IBS or NARGS seedlist--Note from Paul Niemi on
IBS list was that this was a questionable name. He added J. Wagner says his,
from years back, look just like Z. macrosiphon, but mine, from last year are
very different vegetatively--they have not bloomed yet for me.

Thank you, Mary Sue !!

Best wishes,

--Dell Sherk, Director, Pacific BX

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