Pacific BX 248

Jim Bauml
Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:16:46 PDT
Hi Dell,
Yes, I suspect we did meet then. I attended the meeting in April and
presented on Mexican bulbs
with an emphasis on Hymenocallis, a genus I studied for my MS degree.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Dell Sherk
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 12:53 PM
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Subject: Re: [pbs] Pacific BX 248

Hi Jim,

I think my message went to the whole list instead of to you, personally. No,
I don't have an order for you from BX 248.

Might I have met you at the IBS conference at the Huntington in 2002? I ran
their seed/bulb exchanges then.


-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Jim Bauml
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:40 PM
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Subject: Re: [pbs] Pacific BX 248

Hi Dell,
But I didn't order anything from PBX 248, did I?
Jim Bauml

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Dell Sherk
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 6:04 AM
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Subject: Re: [pbs] Pacific BX 248

I have received your order.

Best wishes,

Dell Sherk, PBS BX

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Shoal Creek Succulents
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 7:25 AM
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Subject: Re: [pbs] Pacific BX 248

Sorry- forgot to change the recipient address.  Too much coffee :(

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Dell Sherk
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 3:01 PM
To: 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Cc: 'Roger Macfarlane'; 'Mark Wilcox'
Subject: [pbs] Pacific BX 248

Dear All,

        The items listed below have been donated by our members to be
  If you are interested in obtaining some of them, please email me PRIVATELY
at <>. Include "BX 248" in the subject line.

          Specify the NUMBERS of the items which you would like; do not
specify quantities. It is a good idea to include your snail mail address,
too, in case I don't already have it. Availability is based on a first come,
first served system. When you receive your seeds/bulbs you will find,
included with them, a statement of how much money (usually $2.00/item)
(cash, check, or Pay Pal to <>; no money orders,
please) you should send to the PBS treasurer to defray our costs for packing
and first-class, priority-mail, or international postage.


     Some of you are members of the online PBS discussion forum but are not
members of the Pacific Bulb Society. THIS BX OFFERING IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO
MEMBERS OF THE PBS. Consider joining the PBS so that you can take advantage
of future offers such as this. Go to our website:
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           If you would like to donate seeds or bulbs/corms to the
PBS,(Donors will receive credit on the BX for the cost of postage for their
donations.), please send CLEAN, clearly labeled plant materials to:

Dell Sherk
6832 Phillips Mill Rd.
New Hope, PA, 18938

  Non US donors should contact me for instructions before sending seeds.


From Jim Waddick:

1. Lilium lancifolium 'Flore Pleno'  This blooms slightly later than the
typical 'Tiger Lily'.  Flowers are described as interesting to hideous.
First bloom may be less than attractive, but as the plants settle in they
produce fairly uniform hose-in-hose double flowers. 
They just never have the 'neat' quality of typical flowers. The plants form
stem bulbils which will each produce a new lily plant in time. They do not
produce fertile seed. Bulbils are naturally small. 
These are a blend of two strains from India and Seneca Hill Nursery. 
They seem identical in all characters.

2. Dioscorea oppositifolia 'Variegata' stem bulbils. This Air Potato or
Cinnamon Vine is classed as an invasive plant in some parts of the US. Here
it is a hardy, vigorous vine that does not get out of hand. 
The original plant had leaves well striped and streaked with white and very
attractive. Subsequent growth is uneven with bulbils producing all green as
well as variegated stems. These were taken ONLY from stems with variegated
leaves. WARNING that these have weedy potential in some climates milder than
Kansas City.

3. Cryptostephanus vansonii seeds (Few available). This is considered by
many as the closest relative to the genus Clivia. The plant looks like a
miniature Clivia with a head of numerous, small white
(typically) flowers. Culture as for Clivia. Seeds have germinated well in
the past. Fruits take a year to ripen so these were harvested from a plant
now in bloom again. Fruits are about the size of a small cherry  and mature
to a pale red -orange color. The soft pulp is bright yellow and bland to the
tongue. Each fruit has 1 to 3 seeds although more are possible. For more
info on this species and the genus see Harold Koopowitz book on 'Clivias'.
Highly recommended. A collector's items as flowers are not comparable to
Clivia, but pleasing.

From Ryan Wilson:

4. Seed of Scilla peruviana (few)

5. Seed of Camassia leichtlinii 'Sacagawea' OP. This cultivar has variegated

From Roy Herold:

6. Oxalis glabra
7. Oxalis hirta 'Gothenburg' ex Odyssey
8. Oxalis hirta 'Gothenburg' ex BX218 (different from above)--only a few 9.
Oxalis hirta mauve ex BX179 10. Oxalis massoniana ex Dylan Hannon--only a
few 11. Oxalis massonorum (not massoniana) ex Vanderhoff 12. Oxalis
'namaquensis' ex Mattus 13. Oxalis obtusa MV5516 14. Oxalis obtusa MV4719D
15. Oxalis obtusa Peach ex BX179-35 16. Oxalis obtusa MSI17B Pale orange ex
BX175 17. Oxalis obtusa MSI17C ex BX175 18. Oxalis obtusa MSI17D ex BX175
19. Oxalis obtusa MSI17E ex BX175 20. Oxalis obtusa MV6235--without a doubt
the most floriferous obtusa that I grow. Blooms all winter.
21. Oxalis obtusa MV6341
22. Oxalis obtusa MV7085
23. Oxalis sp 'Uli 69' ex BX152
24. Oxalis palmifrons--will it ever bloom? Who cares!
25. Oxalis perdicaria var malacoides--heavy bloomer, only a few 26. Oxalis
polyphylla heptaphylla 27. Oxalis hirta ex BX152


28. Pelargonium barkleyi--blooms in 9 months from seed 29. Massonia echinata

Thank you, Jim, Ryan, and Roy !!

Best wishes,

Dell Sherk, PBS BX

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