James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 05:55:54 PST
>While not literally a bulb, I wondered if anybody on here grows 
>Dioscorea? I'm trying to improve my Dioscorea collection, and one 
>I'm particularly looking for, is Dioscorea batatas variegata, which 
>I lost several years back.

Dear Jude,
	We've had this discussion before. By "Dioscorea batatas 
variegata" do you mean the common - hardy to Zone 5 - Hardy 
"Cinnamon" Vine?

	Some of these names are no clear. I have the the hardy 
dioscorea that makes rounded tubers in mid summer and is variegated. 
I have donated it to the PBS SeedEx a couple of times and can easily 
supply it again.  It is not a stable variegated form, but when it is 
well variegated it is really nice.

	Ask me again in June or July.  Would love to trade, then.

		Best		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

More information about the pbs mailing list