New member introduces himself (again!)

John Bryan
Sat, 03 May 2003 12:55:39 PDT
Dear Digby:
There might be as many as 10 species, the most commonly grown being I.
uniflorum which has numerous selections including 'Albert Castillo'
which is white, 'Froyl Mill' which is violet, 'Rolf Fiedler' larger
flowers and lavender, 'Violaceum ' almost white with a deep blue midrib,
'Wisley Blue' a large pale blue. I. porrifolium has white flowers
streaked with violet and a green reverse, I. sellowianum which is bright
yellow with purple median stripes on the reverse. I would suspect these
are the only ones in cultivation. I. uniflorum which was introduced in
1836 is, as the number of selections indicate, quite variable. It would
be interesting to see if any hybrids have been made between I. uniflorum
and I. sellowianum this letter species being a little taller. No doubt
those such as Albert Castillo no doubt have other species under their
care. Cheers, John E. Bryan

Digby Boswell wrote:
> Hi all,
> Ian.  I am intrigued to to hear of a national collection of Ipheions.  How
> many different species are there ?
> I have the usual I.uniflora plus a couple of varieties and I. selowiana
> which is always a pleasure to see in flower.
> Digby Boswell
> Pietermaritzburg
> South Africa.
> Zone 9+
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: lizz hunt <>
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> Sent: 30 April 2003 10:15 PM
> Subject: [pbs] New member introduces himself (again!)
> Dear all
> I tried to send this message last night but I think I sent it to the wrong
> address! I just hope I have not unsubscribed myself.
> My name is Ian Hunt and I live in Derbyshire in the UK. By profession I am a
> gardener, being the Assistant Head Gardener at Hardwick Hall for the
> National Trust. My main bulb interest lies with the South American members
> of the Alliaceae, mainly Ipheions, Nothoscordums and Tristagmas but I grow
> many other bulbs. I am also the keeper of the NCCPG National Collection of
> Ipheions here in the UK.
> I would very much like to hear from like-minded people or from anyone on the
> subject of South American bulbs or bulbs in general. I hope you will reply
> if just to let me know thatI have finally sent this to the right address!
> I look forward to hearing from you all in the future.
> Regards.
> Ian.
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