Loss of suppliers

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:42:33 PDT
Nhu wrote,

At 07:08 AM 9/20/2010, you wrote:
>Thanks, Mike for the short but illustrative list of the rarities that will
>probably never be offered again from wild collected seeds. I am most
>familiar with the Allium list and I have to say that you're lucky just to
>even see some of those species in the wild let alone collect seeds! The
>future doesn't look fantastically bright.

I happened to order most of the species mentioned by Mike when they 
appeared on Ron Ratko's seed list, and since raising Allium from seed 
is quite easy, I still have most of those I ordered. I wonder to what 
extent these species might hybridize when cultivated in close 
proximity? If hybridization is uncommon, I can send seeds to 
exchanges, even though they're very tedious to clean.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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