Cyrtanthus suaveolens

Mon, 16 Nov 2009 18:15:46 PST
Hi Mary Sue,
Well ... these were sold to me (Telos) as C.suaveolens.  I suppose there could have been a mix-up, and if so, hopefully somebody on the list can set me right.  I've also got one labelled as C.mackenii (supposedly a yellow one) but it has not bloomed yet for me.  Any thoughts on getting a successful cross?
- Ken
San Diego

--- On Mon, 11/16/09, Mary Sue Ittner <> wrote:

From: Mary Sue Ittner <>
Subject: Re: [pbs] Cyrtanthus suaveolens
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Date: Monday, November 16, 2009, 5:04 PM

Hi Ken,

Are you sure this Cyrtanthus is C. suaveolens? It looks a lot like C. 
mackenii which sometimes blooms multiple times a year. When we 
visited Cameron and Rhoda the first time in South Africa Rhoda took 
us to a Clivia meeting. The woman who was hosting the meeting had 
many Cyrtanthus mackenii in bloom and they were various colors 
including some that were more than one color like the flowers in your pictures.

Perhaps someone in our group who knows this genus like Bill Dijk, 
Cameron, or Paul Chapman could comment if they see this post.

As always your photos are really nice.

Mary Sue

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