Ipheion uniflorum

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:36:55 PST
I hope someone is capturing all this great information on "Ipheions" that Alberto has been providing into the wiki (with Alberto's permission of course).

And I will start seed collecting from 'Rolf Fiedler' this winter. 
Is there a way to induce them to set seeds more readily? Like maybe swirling a paintbrush in the middle of the flowers? Mine rarely produce seed pods. But they offset like crazy.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m

On Jan 26, 2012, at 4:22 PM, Alberto Castillo wrote:
> So far, all eight tepalled yellow crocuses Nothoscordums are dialystemon.
> With six, Nothoscordum felipponei. Under Ipheion this species was "Ipheion sellowianum".

> The white 'Rolf Fiedler' must be distributed by its perpetrator. I suspect it is slow offsetting and this is why it is not more widespread. I make the formal proposal to all reading this that we propagate 'Rolf Fiedler' from seed. With time more 'Jessie's will come up and msot important we will be producing clean stock from seed.

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