Pacific Bulb Society BX 357

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:33:31 PDT
I have received your order.
Best wishes,
Dell Sherk, PBS BX

>From: Brenna Green <>
>To: Pacific Bulb Society <> 
>Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:25 PM
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Pacific Bulb Society BX 357
>Hi Dell,
>On Mar 26, 2014 11:06 AM, "ds429" <> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>>        The items listed below have been donated by our members and friends
>> to be shared.
>>  If you are interested in obtaining some of them, please email me
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>> too, in case I do not already have it. Availability is based on a first
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>> included with them, a statement of how much money (usually $2.00/share of
>> seeds or $3 - $5/share of bulbs)(cash, check, or Pay Pal to <
>>>; no money orders, please) you should send the
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>>          If you would like to donate seeds or bulbs/corms to the
>> PBS,(Donors will receive credit on the BX for the cost of postage for their
>> donations.), please send CLEAN, clearly labeled plant materials to:
>> Dell Sherk
>> 55 W. High St.
>> Salem, WV 26426
>> USA
>> Non US donors should contact Dell for instructions before sending seeds.
>> From Uli Urban: (SEEDS)
>> 1. Achimenes pedunculata, aerial bulbili
>> summer growing winter dormant Gesneriad, upright plant to 1m tall, lots of
>> small orange-red flowers, needs good light
>> 2. Albuca aurea
>> not really yellow, rather greenish yellow upright flowers, stout evergreen
>> plant, flowers in spring 50cm tall. Always looks somewhat untidy.
>> 3. Albuca shawii (Ornithogalum shawii; Albuca tenuifolia)
>> 40cm tall, summer growing, winter dormant, nodding yellow
>> unscented flowers, pleasantly fragrant foliage
>> 4. Albuca sp.?.
>> bought as shawii but distinct. Leaves not fragrant, scented yellow nodding
>> flowers, 40cm, possibly a variation of shawii
>> 5. Albuca sp.?
>> tall white inflorescence, evergreen tidy foliage, very lush plant. bought
>> as a very small offset in a California rare plant fair, 1,5m tall.
>> 6. Allium cernuum
>> charming inflorescence of many dangling purple urns, stamens protruding.
>> 60cm tall, very hardy, summer flowering
>> 7. Arisaema cf. consanguineum.
>> from Chiltern seeds, tall plant, many leaflets arranged radially, green
>> flowers, enormous bright red fruit. Not tested for hardiness. 1.2m tall.
>> 8. Canna paniculata (?)
>> evergreen, no rest period, it will die if you keep it as a dry rhizome.
>> flowers in spring rather insignificant. But magnificent foliage plant.
>> Identity not certain, from a few grains from Bolivia.
>> 9. Dahlia coccinea (var palmeri) (open pollinated, may not come true)
>> The original seed was from Harry Hay. Collecting data available. Fantastic
>> plant, likes cool summers and/or semi shade. best in September when it
>> cools down. 2,5m tall, very elegant, finely dissected foliage, horizontal
>> bright orange single flowers. Seeds germinate best in cool conditions. Some
>> plants may flower yellow, also attractive. VERY IMPORTANT: the tubers will
>> form at a good distance from the main stem, only attached by a thin
>> string-like root. It DOES form tubers, take care when digging it up for
>> winter storage. Does not reach its adult size the first year from seed.
>> 10. Ipomoea lindheimeri
>> not a tuber but a fleshy rhizome. Pretty light blue flowers with a cream
>> throat, slighty scented. A US native. Easy.
>> 11. Lilium 'White Tetra Trumpets'
>> like a giant version of Lilium regale but lacking its elegance.
>> 12. Mirabilis jalapa tall form
>> much taller than the trade form. Up to 1,8m. large mostly purple flowers.
>> The tuber is so big that I can hardly carry it when I dig it up for winter
>> storage. From cultivated plants in Bolivia.
>> 13. Nerine bowdenii Typ Oswald
>> From Mr Oswald in the former East-Germany. The origin of this plant is
>> obscure. Looks like ordinary N. bowdenii but much hardier. Mr Oswald grows
>> his stock plants among the beans and strawberries in his garden, heavily
>> mulched in winter. (Zone 7) Seed has sprouted and is forming small bulbs.
>> Should be planted immediately on receipt. Summer growing, it should still
>> form a small plant this season.
>> 14. Nerine alta (N. undulata)(?)
>> Bought as N. bowdenii seed from David Human in South Africa but is so
>> distinct that I doubt. Very frilled narrow petals, many more flowers per
>> stem than bowdenii. Has proved extremely hardy (Zone 7, Temps can go down
>> to -20°C) with winter mulch and protection from winter wet. Takes a long
>> time to establish. Very attractive. Seed has sprouted as well, see above.
>> 15. Tradescantia boliviana
>> Only recently described. 80cm tall upright perennial, summer growing,
>> strictly and completely dry winter dormancy. Needs full sun to remain
>> upright, masses of medium sized purple triangles along the shoots, very
>> attractive. Bolivian native.
>> 16. Tropaeolum pentaphyllum subsp.  megapetalum.
>> The summer growing and winter dormant version of T. pentaphyllum, Has two
>> relatively large bright red "ears". Difficult and slow to germinate,
>> sometimes germinating very easily. Forms very large sausage shaped tubers,
>> strictly winter dormant. Very vigorous climber. Bolivia
>> 17. Zantedeschia jucunda, originally from Chiltern seeds, summer growing
>> winter dormant species. Attractive foliage is bright green with white dots
>> and the flowers are of a very thick wax like texture, very long lasting
>> but.... not very numerous. always sets seed but this takes ages to ripen. I
>> am not sure if this seeds is properly ripe, the pods went soft  and mushy
>> so I cleaned and dried it. The pods remain on the plant long after the
>> leaves have died down.
>> From Roy Herold:
>> Roy says,  "Most of the Rhodohypoxis are blooming size. The Calanthes will
>> take another year
>> to bloom. Both winter over under the benches of the cool greenhouse but
>> may do okay outdoors in Zone 7, or colder with snow cover and/or ideal
>> siting."
>> Bulbs/Rhizomes:
>> 18. Rhodohypoxis 'Albrighton'
>> 19. Rhodohypoxis 'Hinky Pinky' (few)
>> 20. Rhodohypoxis 'Candy Stripe'
>> 21. Rhodohypoxis 'Stella'
>> 22. Rhodohypoxis 'Tetra Pink'
>> 23. Rhodohypoxis 'Harlequin'
>> 24. Rhodohypoxis 'Matt's White' --I received this one from Matt Mattus as
>> 'White', possibly due to a lost label. I'm sure it has a proper cultivar
>> name (perhaps 'Helen'), but I haven't been able to figure it out for sure.
>> 25. Calanthe 'Kozu Hybrids'--Brick Red
>> 26. Calanthe 'Kozu Hybrids'--Pink
>> Seeds:
>> 27. Eucomis vandermerwei (OP, some might be hybrids with E. zambesiaca)
>> 28. Eucomis zambesiaca (OP, some might be hybrids with E. vandermerwei)
>> From Bill Welch:
>> 29. Seed of Narcissus tazetta , best autumn and winter-flowering
>> selections, hand-crossed, often with polyploids. Full range of colors
>> From Dave Brastow:
>> 30. Seed of Zephyranthes macrosiphon
>> From Jerry Lehmann:
>> 31. Seeds of Actaea pachypoda from cultivated stock
>> From Ann Patterson:
>> 33. Seeds of Heirloom hippeastrum that was discussed on the list a while
>> back. One order only.
>> Thank you, Uli, Roy, Bill, Jerry, Dave, and Ann !!
>> Best wishes,
>> Dell
>> Dell Sherk, PBS BX
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