santoury@aol.com santoury@aol.com
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:22:39 PST
Hi guys,
Jim - I'd absolutely love to trade you for some - and yes, I'm aware that the variegation is not stable - however I'd love to keep trying. 
Yes, those are the "Cinnamon Vine" - however I wasn't aware it was that hardy. Zone 5 ? That means it would be hardy here, which is unimaginable! 
Best, Jude





-----Original Message-----
From: James Waddick <jwaddick@kc.rr.com>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Fri, Feb 11, 2011 8:55 am
Subject: Re: [pbs] Dioscorea

>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 + 
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