David Fenwick crocosmia@blueyonder.co.uk
Sun, 11 May 2003 09:47:31 PDT
Dear All,
Does anyone know any instances where there have been crosses of Rhodohypoxis
and Hypoxis ?

I have just purchased a pot today, in a local garden centre, containing
various seedling Rhodohypoxis. What drew me to it was a plant it contained,
flowering quite unlike a Rhodohypoxis, with starry regular white flowers,
shading a pink/purple to the base, with quite prominent yellow floral parts.

Flowers are a little over 3 centimeters wide, and stand 11cm high, two
flowers on a scape branched nearly half way towards its base.

Leaves are 11cm long and 11mm wide with hairy margins.

Any help on an ID would be great news. Thanks.

Best Wishes,
Dave (Plymouth,UK)


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

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Sue Ittner" <msittner@mcn.org>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 7:37 PM
Subject: [pbs] Wildflowers in bloom

> Dear All,
> As long as we have wildflowers in bloom here in Northern California I'm
> going to try to add a few to the Wiki each week that I have seen in the
> wild. Last week's hike was at Kruz Rhododendron State Park where the
> Rhododendrons (Rhododendron macrophyllum) were just starting to bloom. My
> offerings are Trillium ovatum:
> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/…
> And this photograph of it at another time when the white flowers had faded
> to rose:
> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/…
> I haven't been very successful in growing this in my garden. I tried
> seeding and also started some in a pot. They lasted a couple of years but
> are gone. So perhaps I just have to enjoy them when I am out hiking.
> The next picture is Oxalis oregana which is the Oxalis that you find as a
> carpet under our Coast Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens). In some of the
> stands where there is deep shade the Oxalis is one of the few plants that
> grows well.
> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/…
> Under one patch of my Redwoods I have Oxalis oregana, Smilacina stellata,
> Cardamine californica, Lilium maritimum, Dicentra formosa, Chlorogalum
> pomeridanum, Vancouveria planipetala and lots of Viola sempervirens. Under
> another Iris douglasiana and Clintonia andrewsiana. Maybe every time I see
> Trillium seed in the wild I should keep trying to introduce it and some
> maybe it will take. Now that Jane McGary has made me realize that
> Trientalis latifolia is a tuber I want to look for seed for it too.  We
> lots of it in bloom yesterday on my hike (and other geophytes too) so
> next week I'll have time to get yesterday's blooms on the wiki.
> Mary Sue
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