Albuca TOW

David Fenwick
Mon, 07 Jul 2003 07:58:11 PDT
Alberto and all,
Thanks for mentioning Frank Holford, it reminds my to ask if anyone can
e-mail me privately with his details, as he ruputedly lives in Cornwall, UK,
and not very far away. I had no idea he had also hybridised Albuca.

Its actually quite strange, nationally and internationally I've obtained
numerous hybrids that have originated from him, eg. Cyrtanthus, and
Zantedeschia; but none of his plants circulate locally.

I'd like to get in touch as he seems quite and interesting person to meet.

Thanks for any help anyone can give.

Best Wishes,


David Fenwick
NCCPG National Collection of Crocosmia with Chasmanthe and Tulbaghia
The African Garden
96 Wasdale Gardens

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alberto Castillo" <>
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Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 1:00 PM
Subject: [pbs] Albuca TOW

> Dear Julian et al:
>                       Excellent introduction as always, Julian. I would
> that seed of albucas has proved useless when old and I suspect that it is
> among those genera that must be sown very fresh. On the contrary, fresh
> will produce a whole 100% germination, often resulting in far too many
> seedlings!
> Albuca is  a totally neglected genus and some of them like
> clamwilliamigloria, spiralis and nelsonii are stunning plants. The
> undisputed Albuca King is Frank Holford and he has grown Albucas for long
> and even obtained very interesting hybrids. Perhaps the reason for this is
> that we see in books and guides one or two species only, mostly flaccida
> canadense) that is not really breathtaking but variation within the genus
> great.
> Regards
> Alberto
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