Lycoris caldwellii - some thoughts and praise

Jim McKenney
Sun, 02 Sep 2007 09:58:46 PDT
Jim Waddick told us about the performance of his Lycoris caldwellii this

While we are on this topic, how about some thoughts and praise for Caldwell?
Can anyone tell us a bit about Sam Caldwell himself? I know of him through
the article he wrote decades ago for the American Horticultural Magazine on
hybridizing Lycoris. 

What, for instance, happened to his hybrids? Do any of them survive, and if
so have they played a part in present-day hybridizing?  

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 where I've spent the morning
sorting and counting Fritillaria bulbs.
My Virtual Maryland Garden
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