Mystery bulb

Fri, 17 Jun 2005 14:22:11 PDT

if she purchased it in Amsterdam on the Bloemengracht, then it is guaranteed
H. x festalis.  The chance of a non-commercial bulb being sold there is a
million to 1.  This Hymenocallis is produced in huge quantities for the
international market.

jamie vande

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carol Jensen" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>; "Pacific Bulb Society"
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 11:02 PM
Subject: Re: re [pbs] Mystery bulb

At 21:59 17-06-2005, Mary Sue Ittner wrote:
>Didn't we also have a vote for Hymenocallis × festalis ? Kevin, I think of
you as our resource for Hymenocallis. Do you have an opinion before Susan
renames the picture? Also perhaps Carol could tell us where her
daughter-in-law obtained the bulb. Is it something commonly available? That
might help figure it out. Whatever the species, it is a very nice picture.
>Mary Sue

She bought it on the "bulb" street which is close to the railroad station in
Amsterdam (Holland). I will send her an email, but she probably won't know.
Holland makes lots of money on amaryllis in winter, for instance all Danish
amaryllis come from Holland. I haven't ever seen any interesting bulbs like
mine or the crinum being sold.


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