Pacific Bulb Society BX 394

Dell Sherk
Sat, 23 Jan 2016 08:08:55 PST
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 PRIVATELY at 

Include "BX 394" in the subject line.

        Specify the NUMBERS of the items which you would like; do not specify quantities. It is a good idea to include your snail mail address, too, in case I do not already have it. Availability is based on a first come, first served system. When you receive your seeds/bulbs you will find, included with them, a statement of how much money (usually $2.00/share of seeds or $2 - $5/share of bulbs or seeds)(cash, check, or Pay Pal to <>; no money orders, please) you should send the PBS treasurer. Postage and packaging charges are added.

    Many of you are subscribers to this pbs elist which is free, but are not members of the Pacific Bulb Society which has a yearly membership charge. THIS BX OFFERING IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO MEMBERS of the Pacific Bulb Society. If you are not a member, consider joining so that you can take advantage of future offers such as this. Go to our website: <> 

        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

Non US donors should contact Dell for instructions before sending seeds.


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From Fausto Ceni:
1. Bulbs of Hyacinthoides hispanica subsp. algeriensis (H. cedretorum)

From Mary Sue Ittner:
2.       Seeds of Amaryllis belladonna…
3.       Seeds of Zinkowski Nerine 'Wombe' × 'Carmenita' -  light pink small ruffled flowers that are darker pink 
in bud and on the back, but open pollinated - very few seeds
4.       Seeds of Zinkowski Nerine hybrids (mostly sarniensis heritage) - open pollinated
From John Willis:
5.       Bulbs of Barnardia japonica, ex BX 355
From Arnold Trachtenberg:
6.       Seed of Narcissus viridiflorus (FEW)
From Andres Pontieri:
7.       Seed of Hippeastrum iguazuanum (priority will go to those who did not receive this species in an  earlier BX)
8.       Seed of Ipheion uniflorum ‘Rolf Fiedler’
From Uli Urban: (SEEDS)
9.       Albuca sp.:  tall white inflorescence, large fleshy green bulbs above 
soil level, evergreen with attractive shiny green leaves, spring flowering.
10.   Hippeastrum aulicum f. robustum: A firm favourite of 19th century 
Germany but now nowhere available. Flowers around Christmas (this year 
much earlier, hence the ripe seed now) almost evergreen with a rest in 
summer, new growth starts in late summer. The seed is fresh, harvested 
by a friend for the PBS. I recommend the water flotation method for 
11.   Nerine alta(?) (N. undulata) The identity is not certain, grown from seed from D. 
Human. Smaller but more frilled flowers than N. bowdenii, bright pink, 
large inflorescence. Very hardy, summer growing autumn flowering.
12.   Nerine bowdenii ex Mr. Oswald. A hardy selection from former East 
Germany, very reliable and floriferous, typical N. bowdenii flowers. 
quite hardy with protection from winter wet. Summer growing and autumn 
flowering. Hardiness to both Nerines applies to adult bulbs, seedling 
bulbs should be kept frost free in winter until about egg size.
13.   Tradescantia boliviana: 60 to 70cm tall upright tuberous perennial, this 
is NOT a trailing Tradescantia. bright pink flowers for a long time in 
summer all along the shoots, much loved by bees. When I saw it for the 
very first time, I mistook it for a somewhat strange looking Lythrum 
salicaria at first glance. Needs a strictly dry winter rest, the tubers 
will rot otherwise. Not hardy. Needs to be grown in as much full sun as 
possible with good water supply in summer otherwise it will fall over.
14.   Tropaeolum pentaphyllum subsp. megapetalum: summer growing tall climber can 
go up several meters. Curtains of nice flowers in late summer with two 
bright red Mickey-Mouse-Ears. Forms very large carrot like tubers, needs 
a frost free fairly dry winter rest. Seeds sometimes does not germinate 
easily, best kept at fluctuating temperatues with immediate sowing after 
an overnight soak in lukewarm water. So do not throw away the pot too 
early. Will not flower the first year from seed.

Thank you, Fausto, Mary Sue, John, Arnold, Andres, and Uli !!

Bes wishes,

Dell Sherk, PBS BX

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