ajo lily

Pamela Slate pslate22@yahoo.com
Sat, 07 Aug 2010 10:04:50 PDT
For those interested in Hesperocallis undulata-
As a follow up to the discussion, I asked Mark Dimmitt, Director of Natural 
History at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson whether he or anyone he 
knew has attempted cultivation of this and he responded that he knows several 
who have tried......"with zero success."  He states, "The bulbs never break 
dormancy.  Seeds germinate, and then the yearling bulbs do the same permanent 
dormancy.  No one has discovered the environmental trigger that makes them 

Mark Dimmitt may be known to many of us as principal author of the new adenium 
book (pub: Rainbow Gardens Bookshop; Tucson) as well as his Echinopsis hybrids 
but his professional CV may be seen at http://www.desertmuseum.org under/ 'Staff" which 
is under Reseach & Conservation.


Pamela Slate
P.O. Box 5316
Carefree AZ 85377 


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