Extra Ledebourias (& Cyrtanthus)

Steve Marak via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Mon, 14 Mar 2022 11:40:22 PDT
Speaking of Ledebourias, I have some seedlings of a 2021 selfing of a 
Ledebouria zebrina from Charles Craib at Penroc in 2008, more than I 
need. I'd planned to send them to a BX, but they are breaking dormancy 
fast and I need to find them homes so I'm offering them directly. They 
are small, less than 1 cm diameter. The parent bulb is the largest 
Ledebouria I grow, about 10 cm (4 in) diameter, foliage span about 35-40 
cm, and with nice markings. Most of the Ledebourias I have make offsets, 
but not this one.

I also have some extra blooming size Ledebouria galpinii, from crossings 
among plants a friend in Hawaii sent me years ago. This is a much 
smaller species, mature bulbs ~2 cm across, and does offset moderately.

Since I'm doing this, I also have some offsets of various sizes of 
Cyrtanthus montanus whose tag says "BX 156 2007, ex Shields ex Pettit" I 
could throw in. It offsets vigorously but is not weedy like C. 
brachyscyphus and doesn't set seed unless I hand pollinate it. As I told 
another PBSer recently, I've given it to a few people to atone for 
having previously given them C. brachyscyphus. Evergreen for me, and 
though it's supposed to be kept very dry in winter it's been extremely 
tolerant of winter water in a well drained mix in our greenhouse.

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