Jim, > >N. krigei needs a winter cold period in order to bloom the following >season. Try storing them in the fridge for a month or so in mid-winter. > >I had thought that some of them might need hot summer temperatures to bring >on bloom, but now I'm not so sure about that. We are seeing more bloom >this summer than usual in the Nerine, and it has been very mild overall, >only a couple of days reached 90 F (32 C). We have also had plenty of rain >here, which may be encouraging the summer growers. We get down to -8'C at least in winter (most years) and up to maybe 40'C in summer, so the hot and cold shouldn't be a problem <grin>, unless it doesn't like that cold? It may also be jsut plain maturity so I am hoping we might get some flowers this year as I repotted last season. > >I have one N. gracilis in flower, and several pots of N. rehmannii starting >to bloom. I should get a picture of at least the rehmannii to post to the >Bulbs_Images list. I am not on the Bulbs-Images so could you either send it to me privately or else put it on your webpage? Thanks in advance. > >In my climate, hybrids of N. sarniensis are difficult, even in pots. I am >not sure how one should get them through a Midwestern summer in condition >to bloom in the Fall. Mine rarely do bloom, and a couple die each year. I don't know exactly what the hybrids I grow are based on. I have maybe 20 dfferent named varieties in colours ranging from whites through to dark reds and pinks. A couple even have a blue-mauve line on the outer tips of the petal which has me wondering whether they have Lycoris crossed into them or not as I cannot think of a Nerine species that includes blue? I sort of thought that Lycoris and Nerine were not THAT compatible though? I imagine Jim Waddick would know for sure though if he happens to be reading this? Otherwise, where does blue occur in Nerines? I am not familiar with 'Pink Triumph' so can't comment on its growing conditions <grin>. My hybrids have such names as 'Afterglow', 'Ancilla', 'Bagdad', 'Coconut Ice', 'Cuckfield', 'Jill', 'Kenilworth', 'Killi', 'Knight Templar', 'Lady E. Keane', 'Lucinda', 'Old Rose' and 'Optomist' and I know that some of these are Austrlaian hybridised and others are UK hybridised at least. Not sure where they all came from though. Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!