Pacific BX 34

Dell Sherk
Thu, 24 Jul 2003 06:43:24 PDT
Dear All,

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From Paul Tyerman:


1. Eucomis hybrid - purple leaves with pink flowers.  When coming out of
dormancy the shoots are almost black.  Flowers can reach 3-4 foot tall.

2.  White tigridia hybrid - White with red markings in the bowl.

3.  Nerine undulata.  Fresh seed.  Pink flowers with lovely undulating
petals on tall thin stems.  Remarked upon by everyone who saw it in my
garden. This is seed from plants grown by me from Silverhill seed.  Will be
germinating by the time they arrive.

4.  Cyclamen intaminatum - Gorgeous miniature cyclamen with white flowers
with darker veins.  Produces a mass of flowers in autumn.  Delicate and
choice!!  Due to flowering time these should be pure as no other species
were flowering then.

5. Cyclamen coum - The classic winter flowering cyclamen with chubby deep
pink flowers with a dark nose.  These were collected from the pink plants,
but there was a nearby white plant so it is possible that there will be
some variance in the progeny, however at this point there have not been any
mixed seedlings appearing, all that have naturally sown are either one or
the other colour.  Expect deep pink.

6.  Cyclamen hederifolium ex 'Island Scented Strain' -  These are reputedly
a perfumed strain of cyclamen that naturally occured as an island
population. I cannot not detect any perfume in my plant, but that is not to
say the seedlings will not have the trait.  There is a slim possibility that
some of these may be outcrosses to other hederifolium plants, but unlikely
due to location of the pot.

From Hamish Sloan:


7. Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus

8.  Habranthus magnoi - white flowered trumpet shape, not reflexed petals.
this is my first flowering from these seedlings. Would like info on this if
anyone can say anything.

From Mary Sue Ittner:

9. Sparaxis bulbifera--white, picture on the wiki, seed and cormlets

10 . Spiloxene capensis--cormlets, winter growing

SEED  (winter growing):

11. Cyclamen cilicium--just harvested

12. Cyclamen coum--just harvested

From Cathy Craig:

A few bulbs of each:

13. Narcissus 'Avalanche' (Tazetta division) ex Bill Welch,  especially
suitable for mild climates.

14. Freesia viridiflora, ex Lauw de Jager

From Dell Sherk:

15. Two bulblets of the following complex cross made by Marvin Ellenbecker:

[Hippeastrum pardinum x (H. puniceum x H. evansiae)] x H. papilio  -
selfed. "parent is vigorous - strong bright red with white throat but look
at all the possibilities with that background!"

Thank you Paul, Hamish, Mary Sue, Cathy, and Marvin !!

Best wishes, 

--Dell Sherk, Director, Pacific BX

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