Biarum tenuifolium ss zelebori

Hansen Nursery
Sat, 10 Aug 2019 12:28:01 PDT
To be honest, I didn't smell a thing, perhaps because it was past its prime?
On the other hand the Stargazer lilies have been overpowering.  Cow dung is
good.  After all I grew up with it.  I'll have a bunch of B. davisii
marmoratum to send too.

Hansen Nursery

-----Original Message-----
From: pbs [] On Behalf Of
Jane McGary
Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Biarum tenuifolium ss zelebori

Several Biarum species that I grow flower in late summer, without the 
leaves. I wouldn't ship the tubers in damp peat unless they have obvious 
root growth, but it's probably good to cushion them with something (I 
used vermiculite). I saw other Biarum species in the wild flowering in 
extremely dry desert conditions.

Perhaps Robin wrote that this is an "acquired taste" because of its 
carrying odor when the inflorescence opens, but it isn't a carrion 
smell; it smells much like cow dung.

Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA

On 8/9/2019 8:13 PM, Hansen Nursery wrote:
> I'm getting ready to send some tubers of this Biarum to Al and wonder if I
> need to ship them in damp peat or not.  This species is, I think, a bit of
> an acquired taste, but definitely a distinctive little aroid.  The spathes
> are such dark purple they are almost black.  Mine, at least, don't get
> than a few inches tall.
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