> >The bloom of my Ambrosinia bassii is finally starting to open and the
> >bloom, itself, is starting to colour down. "Brown," or shades of, is
> >inadequate to describe the outer spathe. With a magnifying glass and a
> >little more time, I will be able to clearly discern the interior features
> >of the spathe (this is more to my eyesight than to the need of a magnifying
> >glass, I think).
> >This tiny plant seems quite comfortable in Maritime Canada (New Brunswick),
> >in a coolish south-western window as long as it is misted regularly. The
> >sun, reflected from the snow, probably helps too. As a first time grower,
> >this turned out to be an easy plant (for me) and well worth the while for
> >those who like _small_.
> >Kind Regards,
> >PS: Carlo - Just as you said: Fascinating and unique!
> >PPS: Thanks again, Fausto!
> >Rand Nicholson
> >New Brunswick
> >Maritime Canada, Z 5b
> >Hi Rand: Did you start Ambrosinia bassii from seed or from a corm? And
> were you able to purchase it from a Canadian nursery/seed house? I have a
> collection of Biarum corms which came from Wisley Garden - they are planted
> on a south facing windowsill and so far are just sending up leaves, although
> one of them sent up a cute little maroon spathe and spadix in the open
> garden last June. Several have been left outside, in a sheltered spot and
> heavily mulched, just to see what happens. We usually get down to -28 but
> this winter is supposed to be mild.
> Fran Howey
> London, Ontario Zone 5b
I think that I am the biggest supplier of Ambrosinia bassi of the world
and the most cheap too !!
Some months ago I have distributed free to the friends of the Bulb List
50 tubers (flowering size), hundreds of little tubers and many seeds.
Sorry that you have not seen my offer.
Next year I will have some also for you (I hope).
What about your Biarums? Species? How do they grow by you ? Have you
seeds or little tubers?
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