Belated Eucomis posting

David Fenwick
Tue, 23 Sep 2003 10:48:15 PDT
Hi Mary Sue,

Just had a look at the wiki.

The second picture on the wiki under Eucomis bicolor is actually Eucomis

Paul's dwarf white also looks like E. autumnalis, it's too big to be
considered as the named hybrid 'E. autumnalis 'White Dwarf'.

E. autumnalis pink - is indeed an E. comosa form.

Regarding Paul's purple leaf form, I have a few hybrids of this type and I
think they are most likely hybrids between both E. comosa and E.
pole-evansii. Paul actually has quite a nice one, very distinct.

Best Wishes,

David Fenwick
NCCPG National Plant Heritage Collections of Crocosmia with Chasmanthe and
The African Garden
96 Wasdale Gardens

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mary Sue Ittner" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Belated Eucomis posting

> Dear All,
> One more message and that's all I have time for today. I have added Paul's
> pictures to the Eucomis wiki page. I agree with Mark that he could have
> been timed out or forgot to save his work. I did that more than once in
> beginning especially having previewed everything and it all looks fine and
> then just gone to the next thing without saving my work and then been very
> unhappy when I have lost my work.
> I also added a Eucomis bicolor picture to this page that I found had been
> uploaded about the same time (August 24). Will someone claim it so we can
> credit you with the picture?
> Paul, do you have species names for any of your plants? Or shall we just
> leave them under sp.? The purple color of the leaves is very nice and the
> flowers are great too. I also like your dwarf plant.
> I wanted to comment on your remark that you had been too late to
> participate in the Eucomis discussion. It is never to late to add a few
> words I don't think. We recognize that people are busy or gone and may not
> be able to comment on a topic dear to their hearts when it is discussed.
> you have information to share it is always fine to send it later. Cameron
> McMaster told me he really wanted to participate in the Eucomis discussion
> but didn't have time. I hope that once he has once again moved and is
> settled that he will send his comments to the group then. He and Rhoda
> me the Eucomis I purchased from the Huntington as Eucomis autumnalis pink
> couldn't be that species. I think it is probably Eucomis comosa.
> it is a wonderful plant. Cameron explained how I can divide it so
> sometime this winter I'll have some plants dried up and separated to send
> to the BX.
> Mary Sue
> >I have uploaded pictures of a dwarf white that I have (not at this stage
> >confirmed as to ID) and pictures of 2 Eucomis varieties that start their
> >season with deep purple leaves (one has pink, the other white flowers).
> >
> >Paul Tyerman
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