the old Peruvian daffodil; share

Angela and Dean Offer
Fri, 11 Nov 2005 23:20:02 PST
I have these in my garden, they grow easily here, never dig them up.  They
should flower in a month or so.  When they flower I will take a photo and
you can see if thats what you are looking for.
Sunny Spring inAlbany    W. Australia----- Original Message -----
From: Burger, Steve <>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] the old Peruvian daffodil; share

> I have a good bit of a plant I bought from a local garden center ~ 7 years
ago as Peruvian daffodil.  Do you have any idea if we're likely to have the
same plant?  I bought so many plants that year ( I worked for the nursery
and this was a clearance)and the botanical names used were almost arbitrary
at times, I have no idea what species of hymenocallis they were.  Sometimes
I think I have more than one variety, occasionally seeing flowers in that
"sulfur" color, but the bulk are white.  I tried to isolate clumps that
bloomed differently and divided them off from the rest last year.  I'll see
what I get.
> Anyway, if you're interested, next spring I can lift you some, they're
root hardy here in N. Georgia and I won't disturb them now.
>… Here are
some pics of my clump before it went nuts and I divided it.  The whiter
flowers appear first (and thus are my representative pics.  I labeled the
pics Hymenocallis festalis out of thin air.  Look to the links for the next
two photos and their high res versions elsewhere on the page.
> Let me know if you're interested, and I'll put it on my calendar to dig up
some for you next spring (perhaps after bloom if you care what color they
> Steve
> Dallas, Georgia USA
> A very hot and cold wet and dry 7b.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Susan Hayek
> Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 10:00 PM
> To: Pacific Bulb Society
> Subject: Re: [pbs] the old Peruvian daffodil; share
> At 4:05 PM -0500 11/10/05, Dell Sherk wrote:
> >I used to grow a "Peruvian daffodil" that I obtained from an old
gardener. I
> >too grew it for a good 20 years and it offset like crazy. I'd lug the
> >immense clumps into the basement each fall and plant them out in rows in
> >spring when they would bloom all together in about two weeks and provide
> >with luxurious bouquets of cut flowers with heavenly scent. I got lazy
> >needed the space anyway and let them and my tuberoses freeze the year
> >last. I distributed a mixture of the hymenocallises/ismenes that I grew,
> >the BX a few years ago. Does anyone remember/have any to share with us?
> >
> >Dell
> **Gosh, I'd like some of these too. Hopefully the people who got
> these from the BX are having good luck with offsets.
> --
> susan hayek, North Coast of CA, USA, zone 9b, Sunset zone 17.
> 15 miles south of Eureka, CA, overlooking the Eel River, with a peek
> of the ocean.
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