Crinum seeds, Jumbos

Dell Sherk
Tue, 09 May 2006 03:51:09 PDT
Great, Joe!  Thanks in advance.

Best regards and thanks to you and Marcelle,


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Subject: Re: [pbs] Crinum seeds, Jumbos

I hope Marcelle's recovery continues rapidly and uneventfully and that I am 
at my computer when the Jumbo's seeds come to the PBX.
    Shirley Meneice
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Subject: [pbs] Crinum seeds, Jumbos

Hi Gang,

I'm happy to report that Marcelle Sheppard has provided a very large amount
of hybrid Crinum seed that I will send to the PBX.

I visited with Marcelle Sheppard last weekend, and while she has a bumper
crop of seeds from many C. bulbispermum-Jumbo-type plants, she was unable to

them or categorize them by "color of the seed parent," etc. However, she's
been recovering well enough from her accident last year and has been out in 
garden with a helper. She did collect seeds from outstanding parents and set
those aside, and she discarded seeds from plants that have not proven to
provide good seedlings.

All of the seeds are open pollinated; thus, most will have Jumbos as other
parents but a few could perhaps have other parentage as well. At this stage 
their evolution the Jumbos can throw off anything from dark, solid, 
flowers, to flowers that are nearly white or all-white.  Some are charmingly
like C. x herbertii and others are dark striped on pink.  If you get these
seeds you'll just have to grow them out to see what is what.  Many have 
foliage, but some come up with shiny green leaves.

Marcelle provided a lot of seed.

LINK: C. bulbispermum Jumbos…



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