Pacific BX 244

Dell Sherk
Tue, 13 Jul 2010 09:02:40 PDT
Dear All,

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

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


From Mary Sue Ittner:

1. Bulbs of Oxalis obtusa, ‘Peaches and Cream’
2. Bulbs of Oxalis purpurea, white

From Monica Swartz:


3. Albuca flaccida?, this is not a confirmed ID

4. Albuca "blue curls", my favorite spiral leaf species with glaucous nude

5. Albuca circinata, which is the name under which I acquired it. A.
circinata is a synonym for A. namaquensis. This is a hairy, spiral leaf
species that looks superficially like...

6. Albuca "hairy curls", also a hairy, spiral leaf species but the flowers
are a little different and the seeds are very different.

7. Lachenalia namaquensis

From John Ingram:


8. Zephyranthes guatamalensis, blooms on and off all summer. Large white
flowers. Sets copious seeds but haven't seen it reseed in my garden as yet.

9.  Sinningia  tubiflora x sellovii F2. The best sinningia for gardens with
some room. Very drought tolerant, blooms from May thru whenever I get tired
of it and cut it back. Cut back to the ground in the fall for best
performance. I believe this is hardy to at least zone 7. Tony might be able
to shed some light on that. The flowers of the parent are a soft blush but
the F2 generation has given rise to picotees and stronger pinks. Can grow to
2' tall with flower scapes reaching 4'.

10. Sinningia macropoda is a medium sized plant with red/orange tubular
flowers. It is a more scandant grower. The stems grow out at an angle and
are covered with flowers on and off all summer. The peduncles are branched
and whorled. 
11. Sinningia macrostachys is a real oddity and I love it. The stems will
pop off at the base and new ones will sprout from the nubs that are left. In
my garden, it sprouts new growth almost all summer so there is always bloom.
Again, they are red/orange tubular flowers but the growth on the plant is
novel. It is also a scandant type grower but the leaves are stiff and backed
with silver hairs. The peduncles are unbranched with whorls of flowers along
the stem. 
Here are a few sites to get everyone's mouth watering for more:
and of course, Mauro's site:…

From Tony Avent:

12. Seed of Ammocharis coranica
13. Bulblets of Rhodophiala bifida, carmine-pink
14. Bulblets of Crinum variabile, ex South Africa

From Dianne Martinelli:

15. Tulipa clusiana 'Lady Jane'
16. Moraea huttonii
17. Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus

From Arnold Trachtenberg:

18. Bulbils of Lilium lancifolium, a species of lily native to eastern Guam,
in China, Korea and Japan commonly called the "Tiger Lily", synonymous with
Lilium tigrinum. Its origins are controversial, long believed to be a
sterile triploid clone not found in the wild and preserved in cultivation as
a food crop. The discovery of diploid and the yellow variety flaviflorum
upset this idea. There is a double variety flore-pleno. Height is around 5
feet and flowering time in NW England mid August. Plants are robust and easy
to grow. They are not scented. 
Plants are notable for having hairy stems and producing large numbers of
bulbils in the leaf axils. A bulbil collected in year N can produce flowers
in year N+2. Bulbils often have roots whilst attached to the stem. They
desire to spend Winter producing lots more roots so should be planted as
soon as possible. The Tiger Lily has a reputation as the "Typhoid Mary" of
the lily world, being very resistant to disease and as a result a risk to
other lilies.

From Kathleen Sayce:

19. Bulbs of Galanthus nivalis flore pleno
20. Seed of Tulipa turkestanica
21. Seed of Tulipa clusiana, lg form
22. Seed of Tulipa clusiana, sm form

From Tommie Gilliam:

23. Seed of Aristolochia fimbriata, marginally hardy to zone 7a. Small
grower. Seed sown now will germinate next spring. Forms large tuber quickly.
24. Seed of Sinningia sellovii, hardy to zone 7b. Red flowers spike to 3 ft
(1 m) tall
25. Seeds of Sinningia 'Rio das Pedras' (few) micro-miniature, plants to 2"
(5 cm) diameter, free blooming, does not require a terrarium, but does not
mind one either.
26. Small bulbs of Lachenalia aloides var quadricolor

Thank you, Mary Sue, Monica, John, Tony, Dianne, Arnold, Kathleen, and
Tommie !!

Best wishes,

Dell Sherk, PBS BX

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