Pacific BX 32

Dell Sherk
Sun, 06 Jul 2003 11:24:58 PDT
Dear All,

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From Paul Tyerman:


1. Haemanthus coccineus - Red "paint brush" flowers in autumn before the 2
large leaves appear.  Summer dormant.

2.  Cardiocrinum giganteum - Tall member of the lilium family.  Large white
trumpets, with chocolate throats and strong perfume, on stems 2.5 - 4m
tall.  Leaves are a fleshy arrowhead shape a bit like an arum lily.  Winter

3.  Oxalis carnosa - not technically a bulb, but rather a caudiciform
 "sub-shrub" that forms succulent stems.  Profuse flowers for
months and months on end (has been flowering here since November) but does
produce seed.  In colder climates I doubt there would be any problem at
all, but in warm areas with no frost I imagine it could grow rather

4.  Dierama (large white) - "Fairy Fishing Rod" with large white flowers
hanging from stems around 6-7 foot tall.  Evergreen.

5.  Dierama (dark purple) - "Fairy Fishing Rod" with slightly smaller deep
purple flowers hanging from stems around 6 foot tall.  Evergreen.

6.  Moraea huttonii - Iris relative that has 3 foot tall stems bearing a
succession of yellow flowers with brown heart and veining.  Relative of
Moraea spathulata but much more delicate.  Evergreen.

From Mary Sue Ittner:


7. Albuca flaccida (was A. canadensis) Produces a lot of seed so there
should be enough for anyone who wants it. Winter growing, yellow-green,

8. Babiana sp.--Sorry I can't remember which one this is. Winter growing,
South Africa.

9. Chasmanthe aethiopica-South Africa, winter growing

10. Geissorhiza monanthos--Gorgeous little flower with interesting markings.
Visit it on the Geissorhiza wiki page. Needs good water during its winter
growing period. South African

11. Romulea diversiformis--Yellow, winter growing, South Africa

12. Tritelea ixioides ssp. scabra 'Tiger'--although I know you aren't
supposed to add a cultivar name on seed since who knows what you can get,
Diana thinks this one should be a separate species. It blooms very early and
is an absolutely wonderful plant. See it on the wiki. I have pictures of it
and Mark has uploaded some too that may be soon on the Triteleia page.
Since it blooms before the others it probably hasn't hybridized. (in bloom
this past year for me from Jan-March, much later for Mark)

Thank you, Paul and Mary Sue !!

Best wishes,

--Dell Sherk, Director, Pacific BX

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