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Shui xian hua – Chinese sacred lily offsets

December 19, 2010
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This year I’m offering free shui xian hua offsets again, small bulbs broken off the bigger ones.    Go to Chineseshuixianhua.com to see the flowers and email me at

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Any suggestions?

January 29, 2010
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A Chinese friend in the shui xian hua, Chinese sacred lily, growing region of Fujian on China’s southeast coast is looking for information. “I wonder wether you know some specialist and…

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Chinese shui xian hua offsets

January 18, 2010
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Hey daffnetters, I have about 100 Chinese shui xian hua offsets, tazetta N. Ruen (or chinensis) from Zhangzhou, Fujian province, China, to give away.  Let me know your shipping address,…

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looking for bulbs

December 31, 2009
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I have a friend in Zhangzhou, Fujian, China, who’s working on his PhD at the agricultural university here.  Zhangzhou is the home of the tazetta shui xian hua, the “water…

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Chinese shui xian hua

January 11, 2009
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I have quite a few off-sets from the Chinese sacred lily, shui xian hua, narcissus tazetta Chinensis or Ruen I import and sell. They will grow and naturalize in the climate…

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effects of smoke on daffodil and lycoris blooming

June 27, 2008
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The Chinese shui xian hua, “sacred lily,” is treated with smoke to change blooming, and I remember coming across a reference to smoke treatment of tazettas in Britain.  Can you…

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