Tigridia--Topic of the Week

Paul Tyerman ptyerman@ozemail.com.au
Tue, 23 Sep 2003 06:54:09 PDT
At 10:38  23/09/03 +1000, you wrote:
>Hi  again,
>Alberto  wrote:
>>  Bulbs are never found to offset in the wild except in T. orthantha 
>> (ex Rigidella orthantha).
>By  contrast  in cultivation I have found the exact  opposite occurs -  
>all increase  by  division except  T orthantha.


Well if you ever come and visit here don't tell MINE that.  Mine increased
from 1 to about 4 the first year, and all returned last season but didn't
flower (it had flowered the previous year so I assumed it wanted a rest

As to other species increasing.... all have done so except T. vanhouttei I
think.  Definitely the hybrids multiply quite well and I have definitely
had offsets on T. dugesii and T. durangense and I think that multiflora and
chiapensis are looking ready to split after this growing season (they have
already divided in 2, but still have a fully linked basal plate so I can't
really say they have fully divided as yet.  T. vanhouttei is still the
original bulb I bought.

Obviously they like multiplying for us over here in Aus eh Rob?  I can't
say I mind at all <grin>.  I too would like to hear about seed sources for
the other species that Alberto mentioned.  Great intro Alberto!!


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

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

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