Pacific BX 76

Dell Sherk
Mon, 27 Sep 2004 10:48:58 PDT
Dear All,

     The items listed below have been donated by people from all over the
world, to be shared. If you are interested in obtaining some of them, please
email me PRIVATELY at <>. Include "BX 76" in the subject
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case I don't already have it.  Availability is based on a first come, first
served system.
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18928, USA. Donors will receive credit on the BX for the cost of postage for
their donations.


From Jay Yourch:

1. Seed of Belamcanda chinensis (native to eastern Asia)  'Hello Yellow', is
compact (18 inches or 50 cm tall) with unspotted yellow flowers.

2. Seed of Belamcanda chinensis type;  36 inches (100 cm) tall and has
spotted orange flowers.

"Belamcanda grows from a rhizome and has foliage that looks much like a
bearded Iris, but in my garden in central North Carolina the foliage remains
much cleaner throughout the garden season.  It has been easy to grow and
pest free in mostly full sun and moist well-drained soils.  Seed should be
barely covered and may need a little bit of cool stratification in order to
germinate, but I am not sure.  Seeds directly sown in the garden or in
outdoor containers at this time of year will probably wait until spring to

For photos see:…

From Dell Sherk:

3. Small bulbs of Ipheion uniflorum 'Rolf Fiedler'  Very beautiful pale blue
flowers in winter; narrow, allium-like foliage smelling of onions when
bruised. I grow it in a pot in a bright window here in Zone 6.

From Mary Sue Ittner:


4. Babiana framesii-- Winter growing, beautiful purple flowers

5. Babiana sp. (purchased as nana ssp. angustifolia) -- I can't identify the
species on these, but it's a really nice one, easily grown in a container
(not needing as deep a one as some) and smelling of cinnamon--see the
pictures on the wiki

6. Brodiaea californica ssp. leptandra -- California native, this subspecies
is shorter and has smaller flowers than the species, cormlets

7. Brodiaea pallida -- rare but in cultivation and multiples well, very
beautiful, California native

8. Camassia leichtlinii leichtlinii --winter growing, seedlings, not big
enough to bloom so haven't confirmed identity

9. Dichelostemma capitatum -- from NNS 98-197 seed, winter growing,
California native

10. Herbertia lahue -- winter growing, short lived (but many of them)
blue-purple flowers early summer. I've recently added some pictures to the
wiki of the ones I grow that are in this batch

11. Hesperantha cucullata --Flowers open late afternoon so you need to bring
the pot in at night to enjoy. Fragrant. Winter growing

12. Moraea aristata -- most of these are this beautiful species, very
endangered in South Africa, but growing well for me in the ground in
California (there was one yellow M. bellendenii in this pot, sorry I don't
know which one) so if you ask for this one you will probably get M.
aristata, but if it turns out to be yellow, it will be M. bellendenii

13. Moraea lurida -- from IBSA seed, hasn't bloomed yet to confirm, winter

14. Moraea sisyrinchium -- Mediterranean species with beautiful short lived
flowers that open mid day

15. Nothoscordum felipponei (syn. Ipheion dialystemon) -- South American,
but winter growing, bright yellow flowers, these are bulblets

16. Oxalis polyphylla v. heptaphylla MV 6396--Vanrhynsdorp. Succulent
thread-like leaves. Winter growing

17. Oxalis luteola MV 5567 60km s of Clanwilliam.  1.25" lt yell flrs,
darker ctr. This one has been very reliable for me in Northern California

18. Oxalis luteola MV 5667 1.5" brt yellow flowers, 13 km s of Nieuwodtville

19. Oxalis obtusa (? color)-- couple of these ended up in other pots and I
forgot to note what they looked like

20. Oxalis obtusa MV 5051 Vanrhynshoek.  2" lt copper-orange, darker
veining, yell ctr.

21. Oxalis obtusa MV 7087 2" pink flrs w/ large yellow ctr.  No other data.
(Mine looked more peachy than pink)

21. Oxalis purpurea 'Garnet' From South Africa, winter growing, purple
pink flowers

22. Oxalis versicolor --lovely white with candy stripe on back

23. Romulea hirta -- winter growing, yellow flowers

24. Spiloxene capensis (pink)-cormlets, winter growing

25. Spiloxene capensis (white)-cormlets, winter growing

26. Triteleia montana cormlets, California native, winter growing, flowers
are both yellow and white during growth

27. Triteleia peduncularis cormlets, California native with white flowers,
with a long pedicel which really shows off the stalk as is an umbel, found
in wet places, winter growing

28. Tritonia crocata -- South Africa, winter growing

From Uli Urban:

29.  Hippeastrum sp?,  seed from from Bolivia. See wiki for photos.
30.  Seed of Hippeastrum cybister

 "Both come from summer rain climates and want a winter

From Liz Waterman:

31. Seed of Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus.

thank you, Jay, Mary Sue, Uli, and Liz !!

Best wishes,

--Dell Sherk, Director, Pacific BX

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