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From: Paul Tyerman <ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU>
Subject: Re: Zantedeschia seed germination
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>I haven't had significant seed set from the hybrids though.
>The ones we got from Oregon Bulb Nurseries (through the efforts of
>Jeanne Hanna) are spectacular. And Z. x 'Schwartzwalder' from the
>Netherlands is something to behold, nearly completely dark purple-black.

Ray et al,

I have heard this a few times that the "modern" hybrids don't set viable
seed.  I had never tried sowing them myself, but I notice that there is a
good clump of seedligns coming up near my Z. 'Dominique' (Purple with cre=am
shading and edging..... one of those was donated to the last IAS Auction =so
someone has one of it) but I don't know whether this is Australian or mor=e
widespread.  I had never seen seedligns of it before but these MUST be fr=om
it as there are no other Zants nearby (like 10 metres away) so it will be
interesting to see what these turn out like.

Incidentally, those of us in the Southern Hemisphere (well ME at least)
currently have seed heads appearing on most of the Zants.  Jim, depending
what species you're after contact me privately and I'll possibly be able =to
send you some seed.  I know I have rehmanii as it sets very well each yea=r,
plus there are heads I think on Albomaculata plus probably a few of the
hybrids if they are viable (I know they "set" each year but I have never
let them mature until I obviously missed one last year on 'Dominique').
Happy to share some with you.

It is unfortunate the timing at the moment as I have a handful of Arum se=ed
(2 different species) to send to Craig for the AEG Seedex but I also have
Pinellia tripartita, pedatissecta and the Zant species still maturing and
won't be in time to send off.  FRUSTRATING!!  I would like to contribute =to
the seedex but I think it'll be too late.  Sigh!!


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
mailto:ptyerman at

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything
else that doesn't move!!!!!

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