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James Waddick
Thu, 07 Jul 2005 09:05:41 PDT
>Send donations to:  Dell Sherk, PO Box 224, Holicong, PA 18928, USA.
Dear Dell;
	Enclosed two bags of seed for the BX

	Crinum bulbispermum 'Jumbo'
	I obtained the original seed from Marcelle Sheppard a few 
years ago. They have grown into large hardy perennials here in Zone 
5b. Plants have glaucous leaves over 6 ft long and scape to about 3 
ft. I belive Ms. Sheppard named these 'Jumbo', but they are identical 
or close to the 'Sacremento' seed strain developed by Les Hannibal.
	They have wintered over here with very little protection. 
They make excellent garden specimens
	These tend to be solitary plants producing very few or no 
pups so must be propagated by seed which are very easy. These large 
seed will geminate quickly. My procedure is to press the seed into a 
loose soilless mixture in pots sitting in shallow water. Seeds will 
germinate quickly, but seedlings need some protection here their 
first winter.
	Flowers are near pure-white to deep pink/red.

	1. Mixed flowered types of all colors
	2. Selected red/pink, but these are open pollinated so no 
color assurance.

	Enjoy		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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