Rhodophiala bifida name - cross posting

Shirley Meneice meneice@att.net
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 16:56:51 PST
Thanks, Tony, and all.  I'm glad to have a name for mine when I pass it on
to other garden club members and gardeners.

	Shirley Meneice

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Subject: [pbs] Rhodophiala bifida name - cross posting

Hi Bulb Folks:

As more and more clones and seedlings of Rhodophiala bifida enter the trade,
we felt it important to go ahead and assign a cultivar name to the old Texas
clone that is now sold around the world.  We formed a small group of mostly
commercial bulb enthusiasts (with Texas well represented) to first take name
suggestions and then vote on a name.  The results are in, and the cultivar
name for the Texas clone is 'Hill Country Red'.  This clone was originally
brought into the US in the 1800's by German immigrant 'Peter Oberwetter' and
grown in his garden in the Texas Hill Country.  Because this clone is such a
prolific multiplier and is virtually self sterile, it has been passed along
for over a century, and is currently sold worldwide.  We hope this will help
to avoid future confusion as more material enters the market.

Our working group who I'd like to thank included Scott Ogden (TX), Greg
Grant (TX), Steve Lowe (TX), Patty Allen (TX), Scott Kunst (MI), Chris
Weisenger (TX), Carl Schoenfeld/Wade Roitsch TX), Brent and Becky Heath (VA)

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
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