Ungernia sewerzowii

Lee Poulsen via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 17:48:44 PDT
Thanks for this information, Aad (and Bob Nold for precipitation). So I’m using the tall pots. Can’t really remember why I thought I should use them. And the gritty mix. And definitely the slowness from seeds. And the non-existent summer rainfall. So maybe the lack of extended winter freezing weather isn’t necessary. I’ll just keep doing what I’ve been doing and maybe one of these decades I’ll get to see a flower. Charles Hardman, a past president of the now-extinct International Bulb Society, once waited 25 years to see the first flowers from one of the Andean amaryllids he grew from seeds.

We need to get locals living in the ‘-stan’ countries to join PBS. And in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Colombia. And a bunch of new members in Mexico. And…

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

[My wife is a high school chemistry teacher and has a collection of various Periodic Table items like a rubber stamp, lapel pins, T-shirts, and even a shower curtain. The year before last the UN declared it the International Year of the Periodic Table and various countries issued commemorative stamps throughout the year. I tried to get one from each country that issued them for her. Kyrgyzstan issued a particularly nice looking one that had the entire periodic table on it. I ordered it online from the Kyrgyzstan Postal Service and it arrived very nicely packaged and without any real delay. (This was just before COVID hit.) So if things get back to normal, and there were people in the ’stan countries willing to collect some seeds, it wouldn’t be that difficult to get them to other countries like the US via mail. One can always hope!]

> On Jun 30, 2021, at 2:13 PM, Aad van Beek via pbs <pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:
> A FB friend grows Ungernia sewerzowii in very deep clay pots. About 40 -50cm tall. One of the pots is actually two pots stacked on top of each other. The mix he uses consist of zeolite, scoria, grit and some commercial soil specific for meadows. They're very slow from seeds. They flower but not always every year. It is already 3 years ago or so that I saw seeds and bulbs for sale but the person never responded to my mail.

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