Eucomis hybrids?

Mary Sue Ittner
Sat, 16 Dec 2006 11:17:34 PST
Dear Terry,

One of the presentations at the IBSA symposium in South Africa in August 
was given by Robyn MacKenzie. She is hybridizing Eucomis. I found her 
presentation quite interesting as she talked about what she was trying to 
breed for and the steps along the way. I don't know if she's to the stage 
of selling anything, much less importing it. It was one of those talks that 
although I enjoyed it I didn't try to remember a lot about since I have 
very poor results with Eucomis in general in my dry summer garden. Or maybe 
I don't have enough heat. Regardless, I have leaves, but only occasionally 
flowers. I found a listing for her nursery on Google (she wasn't listed 
with an address in our delegates list.) There is no email address listed, 
but you could try writing to her to see if any of the plants she was 
hybridizing have made it into cultivation and out of South Africa.
Shosholoza Nursery, Box 63, Mooi River 3300, South Africa (033) 343 2830

Mary Sue

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