the old Peruvian daffodil; share

Burger, Steve
Fri, 11 Nov 2005 19:25:02 PST
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 are).

Dallas, Georgia USA
A very hot and cold wet and dry 7b.

-----Original Message-----
[]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 me
>with luxurious bouquets of cut flowers with heavenly scent. I got lazy and
>needed the space anyway and let them and my tuberoses freeze the year before
>last. I distributed a mixture of the hymenocallises/ismenes that I grew, on
>the BX a few years ago. Does anyone remember/have any to share with us?

**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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