Pacific BX 26

Dell Sherk
Sat, 03 May 2003 07:03:57 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 <>. Include "BX 26" in the subject line.
Specify the NUMBERS of the items which you would like; do not specify
quantities.  Availability is based on a first come, first served system.
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treasurer for your order. This is a charge to defray
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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 Roy Sachs:

1. A new batch of Roy's great hybrid Alstroemeria seed.

From Ann Marie Rametta:

2.  Moraea (formerly Homeria) corms,  orange with a slightly darker orange
in the center of flower.  Spring  bloom, sun to partial shade.

3. Sparaxis corms,  mixed colors.  Spring bloom likes sun to partial shade.
4. Dutch Iris bulbs, blue, yellow and white.  Spring  bloom, sun to partial

5. Chasmanthe floribunda, corms, flowers on both sides of scape;
reddish-orange; 13-24"; full to part sun; multiplies easliy.

From John Ingram:

6. Seed of Hippeastrum mandonii, selfed.

From Mark Wilcox:

7. Seed of Bulbine glauca
8. Seed of Stackhousia monogyna

"Seeds of Bulbine glauca & Stackhousia monogyna, summer growers.  Both are
endemic to Tasmania, Australia, and as maritime plants can only survive the
lightest of very occasional frosts.  As such, they're excellent subjects for
the cool greenhouse but only suitable for the frost-free or similar maritime
climates in the open garden.  They produce tall inflorescences that look
somewhat similar from a distance, the Stackhousia flowering in white, the
Bulbine in yellow.  The Bulbine is variable, producing both more and less
desireable plants, per a person in Tasmania who grows them.  I've put a scan
the pictures on the seed packets on the wiki for those interested to view:……  "

9. Scaly rhizomes of Achimenes hybrid (Gesneriaceae) 'magenta pink'
10. Scaly rhizomes of Achimenes hybrid (Gesneriaceae) 'shocking pink'
11. Scaly rhizomes of Achimenes hybrid (Gesneriaceae) 'Catteleya'
12. Scaly rhizomes of Achimenes hybrid (Gesneriaceae) mixed

"Scaly rhizomes of Achimenes 'Catteleya,' Shocking Pink, Magenta Pink,
which are summer growers.  These are from commercial sources.  A.
has earlier and larger flowers than the others in an attractive royal blue.
Shocking Pink (my appellation) was sold as the red-flowered 'Charm' that has
yellow eye, but most certainly is not it.  Instead, the flowers bloomed in a
shade of pink I've never seen on a plant before, that must be seen to be
believed.  The magenta pink has white flowers shot through with tiny veins
magenta.  "Mixed" means my labels didn't survive to tell me what they were,
they're likely not the previously listed cultivars, and my memory of how
differed has grown foggy."

Thank you, Roy, Ann Marie, John, and Mark !!

Best wishes,

--Dell Sherk, Director, Pacific BX

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