Pacific BX 147

Dell Sherk
Sat, 30 Jun 2007 10:43:36 PDT
Dear All,


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From Paul Tyerman:


1. Seed of Nerine undulata - these are originally from seed from Silverhill
in South Africa.  These are all first generation seed from those I grew from
Silverhill, thereby minimising any chance of there being anything other than
undulata in them.  There were very, very few Nerines in flower at the same
time as them in my garden so I would be comfortable saying that they should
be pure seed.  The flowers are dainty ruffled pink flowers on long slender
stems.  They are very floriferous with mature bulbs producing flowers every
year even if disturbed (unlike some of the Nerine species that can skip
years after disturbance).  They're a species I would never do without now if
I had a choice.  Pink autumn flowering, in full sun to light shade.  Short
summer dormancy.


2. Seed of Nerine flexuosa alba - Sturdy ruffled white flowered nerines that
are virtually indestructible.  Very floriferous, producing flowers every
year virtually whatever the circumstances.  They flower for me from full sun
to a surprising amount of shade.  Much sturdier than the Nerine undulata
mentioned above (sturdier in flowers,stem thickness, leaves and bulb size),
despite there being proposals raised that they should actually have their
name changed to Nerine undulata alba.  White autumn flowering in full sun to
a surprising amount of shade.  Summer dormant.


From Cathy Craig:


3. Good sized bulbs of Nerine bowdenii originally from Quail Botanical


From Mary Sue Ittner:


4. Dichelostemma congestum- corms and cormlets, winter growing 


5. Bulbs of Oxalis obtusa- found in a pot of something else so most likely
is that pink one that grows too well


6. Phaedranassa sp? - a few big blooming size bulbs so probably one per
person. The ones I grow all look alike to me so I'm not vouching for the
correct name. Probably best to soak the roots of these before planting.
Evergreen except when you withhold water which is good to do to induce
flowering. I leave mine year round in my greenhouse




7. Albuca spiralis-- winter growing

8. Calochortus uniflorus-- only a few seed from a beautifully marked form,
winter growing 

9. Chasmanthe bicolor-- winter growing, best in ground, but can be a bit
invasive where happy or naturalized depending on how you look at it 

10. Cyclamen cilicium 

11. Cyclamen coum 

12. Cyclamen hederifolium 

13. Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus - evergreen, one of the easier species, blooms
for me for 3 or 4 months in spring, but I keep mine in my greenhouse year
round. I planted some in my garden that gets minimal water in summer and it
blooms briefly every year, might do better in a well watered garden 

14. Erythronium helenae - this and E. californicum are the easiest for me in
Northern California, winter growing 

15. Ferraria crispa - winter growing, I don't think these smell so bad and
the flowers are strangely wonderful 

16. Gladiolus huttoni hybrids - probably a hybrid with G. tristis and
crossed again by nature's pollinators, wonderful combinations are shown on
wiki Gladolus hybrid page, winter growing 

17. Lachenalia aloides var. aurea - a favorite with large golden flowers and
nicely spotted leaves, winter growing 

18. Massonia echinata - winter growing 

19. Moraea atropunctata - beautiful front and back, few seeds, winter

20. Moraea vegeta - short, perhaps not the most showy, but is easy. Grows
for me in my pathways where not shaded by larger plants 

21. Phaedranassa sp. - haven't been able to get anyone to help me figure
these out so it will remain sp.

22. Polyxena longituba - best in pot, fall bloomer, increases nicely so each
year you have more flowers, winter growing 

23. Triteleia clementina - I got seeds of this from Dylan Hannon when I
joined the Pacific Bulb Society when it first started. It finally bloomed
this year and I'm passing the pleasure on to someone new, but just a few
seeds. Early bloomer, at least for me

24. Triteleia crocea - few seeds from my first bloom from Northwest Native

25. Triteleia ixioides ssp. anilina  - this is a higher elevation species,
but has been grown in coastal Northern California so don't know if it
retains its hardiness. It's nicely marked, not so tall, late to break
dormancy for me (late January or February) 

26. Tritonia dubia - early blooming Tritonia, winter growing




Thank you, Paul, Cathy, and Mary Sue !!


Best wishes,



Dell Sherk, Director, PBS BX

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