Old Hybridizers Was: Hymenocallis / Ismene

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Mon, 05 Jul 2010 06:39:20 PDT
Several names have come up in our discussion of 'Sulphur Queen'.  Sam 
Caldwell was known for his work with Lycoris.  The natural hybrid, Lycoris 
x-caldwellii, is named after Sam.

Len Woelfle worked with crossing Isemen amancaes with I. longipetala to 
produce the "dancing dolls' hybrids.  Woelfle also hybridized Sprekelia, 
producing  the cross Sprekelia ['Aztec Idol' x 'Superba'].

Alex Korsakoff also hybridized Sprekelia.  Marcia Clint and her mother 
(Brownsville, Texas) worked expensively with Rain Lilies, finding new 
species and hybridizing.

There is a gold mine of information in back issues of HERBERTIA if we want 
to dig it out.

Jim Shields

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