Ipheion 'Jessie'

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Wed, 05 Sep 2007 18:32:54 PDT
Jim Waddick asked about this new cultivar.

One bulb given me by Wim de Goede 3 years ago increased very well, and I 
offered it as a "bonus" on orders this year. I cannot sell it because it is 
under Grower's Rights in the Netherlands.

'Jessie' is indeed a remarkable color, a real gentian blue, very like the 
color of Commelina dianthifolia. It is a small plant, about half the size 
of the Ipheion uniflorum cultivars more widely grown. It was selected by 
Tony Hall of Kew and named for his late sister, Jessie.

I don't know how cold-hardy this plant is, since I grow it in an unheated 
frame where the temperature never goes below about 20 degrees F. However, 
it is really pretty.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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