BX 28

Dell Sherk dells@voicenet.com
Mon, 09 Jun 2003 03:46:22 PDT
Dear All,

     The items listed below have been donated by PBS members for
sharing. If you are interested in obtaining some of them, please email me
PRIVATELY at <dells@voicenet.com>. Include "BX 28" in the subject line.
Specify the NUMBERS of the items which you would like; do not specify
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    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. Donors will receive credit on the BX for the cost of postage for
their donations.

From Doug Westfall:

1. Seed of Scilla peruviana
2. Seed of Gladiolus carneus blandus
3. Bulblets of Hippeastrum petiolatum ex Argentina and Uruguay

From Mark Wilcox:

4.  Seed of Eranthis hyemalis

From Mary Sue Ittner: (pictures of some of these are on the wiki)

5. Oxalis ambiqua MV5532--1.5 ivory flowers with light yellow centers,
collected 123 km. south of Pofadder. This one is winter growing and
blooming. I don't think it likes my wet winters as it starts out looking
good and then it exposed to the rain that changes. It hasn't bloomed the
last two years as we have had very wet Decembers which is when it bloomed
in the past. I plan to shelter it this year to see if that makes a
difference since I liked it the year it did bloom.

6. Oxalis bowiei-South Africa, fall blooming, winter growing, a large plant
with large green
trifoliate leaves about 40cm high in bloom. Large silky pink flowers with a
yellow center. A stunner.

7. Oxalis caprina MV4674--South Africa, fall blooming, winter growing, 3/4"
pink.  Tiny tufted plants, tiny lvs.

8. Oxalis commutata-South Africa, winter growing, fall blooming, tiny
succulent leaves and lavender-pink flowers with a strong scent like talcum
powder. Blooms before the leaves appear.

9. Oxalis commutata? MV5117-South Africa, winter growing, fall blooming,
lavender flowers, held well above leaves; fragrant

10. Oxalis hirta--From South Africa, blooms late fall, early winter, bright
pink flowers. Increases rapidly

11. Oxalis obtusa--From South Africa, long bloom in winter. Several

12. Oxalis purpurea 'Garnet'-From South Africa, winter growing, purple
pink flowers

13. Romulea hirta--From South Africa, winter growing

14. Freesia laxa-red--South Africa, winter to summer, blooms summer, starts
winter, small red flowers, reseeds so can spread, quick from seed

15. Freesia viridis--South Africa, winter growing, unusual green flower
16. Polyxena longituba--South Africa, winter growing
17. Romulea grandiscapa (syn. R. columnae ssp grandiscapa, syn. R.
Canary Islands, winter growing
18. Romulea linaresii--Medit. origin, winter growing, purple flowers
19. Sparaxis parviflora--South Africa, winter growing, small creamy flowers,
formerly Synnotia

Thank you, Doug, Mark, and Mary Sue !!

Best wishes,

--Dell Sherk, Director, Pacific BX

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