vegetative propagation TOW

Mary Sue Ittner
Wed, 07 May 2003 07:22:55 PDT
Dear Diane and Rodger,

Thanks to both of you for all your interesting information. You two are 
good note takers. I have mostly stuck to growing from seed and potting up 
offsets so although I did try to create new bulbs from a rare Lilium that 
was going to be disturbed anyway by a road crew. It was really gratifying 
to see that it worked.

I had never known you could propagate corms. Has anyone besides the experts 
quoted ever tried it?

In your notes Diane you sometimes mention a time to do this and sometimes 
not. Is there any general rule about the best time? Would it be when they 
normally would be coming into growth?

If you weren't in the business of selling bulbs it seems like you'd most 
want to do this with something you couldn't easily propagate otherwise and 
I'd be scared it wouldn't work and I'd lose something very special.

Perhaps members of this group who do leaf cuttings will tell us about how 
to do this.

Mary Sue

I never At 04:27 PM 5/6/03 -0700, you wrote:
>On  5 May 03 at 21:28, Diane Whitehead wrote:
> > Ah, Rodger, I didn't realize you had been at that lecture.  Was the
> > information about the cyclamen correct, or did the information
> > actually still pertain to the preceding instruction about arisaema?
> > I could blame the darkness for poor note-taking, but of course, the
> > lights were on for this lecture.
>Your information about cyclamen was recorded accurately and
>accurately posted to the pbs list.
>Paul Christian recommended the same treatment for both arisaema and
>cyclamen. He remarked, in particular, that the wounds in arisaema
>tubers produce considerable slimey exudate, hence the recommendation
>that one wash the wound with alcohol before packing it with sulfur.
>Rodger Whitlock
>Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
>Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate
>on beautiful Vancouver Island
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