ajo lily

Denise Marie Ortiz desertdenial@hotmail.com
Sat, 07 Aug 2010 11:21:06 PDT
Pam thanks for asking that question for us. This maybe one that is better enjoyed in its natural habit.
Tolleson, Az
> Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 10:04:50 -0700
> From: pslate22@yahoo.com
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [pbs] ajo lily
> 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 
> sprout."  
> 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.
> Best,
> Pamela
> Pamela Slate
> P.O. Box 5316
> Carefree AZ 85377 
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