Dioscorea help

J. Agoston agoston.janos123@gmail.com
Wed, 06 May 2009 11:20:54 PDT
Dear Dylan,

I got 1 from a botanical garden, they were so generous with me, cause I have
helped them with some "charity work". And from a wholesaler. I have D.
villosa from US. They have arrived with wild dug Trilliums, and D. caucasica
(female). They are hardy here. I have a few other plants from seed, but not
sure in the identity. I have noticed D. villosa from a batch of seedlings
between D. caucasica.

D. balcanica and D. bulbifera have died this winter, forgot to put them in a
frost free place, -10°C killed most of the tubers, but maybe D. balcanica
will resurrect. I try to plant them again. I try to get D. balcanica from
Macedonia, it is said to be native there.

I have new seeds, but they emerge after a cold winter, haven't sown yet.
Most of my plants from seed are now 3 years old, some started to make
inflorescences. And I'm trying to germinate Tamus communis, no success till

We don't have so much climbing geophytes in commerce (Gloriosa, rarely
Sandersonia and ever rarer Littonia, but none of them are hardy).

Z5a, Hungary

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