Hymenocallis maximilianii

Tony Avent tony@plantdel.com
Wed, 03 Sep 2003 13:47:51 PDT

	We are growing Hymenocallis maximiliana in typical garden conditions
beside H. 'Tropical Giant'.  This species is very vigorous here and three
year old clumps are 24" wide x 12" tall.  It has proven to be a superb
garden performer for us.

At 12:04 PM 9/3/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>I got a few bulbs of Hymenocallis maximilianii from Russell Stafford 
>(Odyssey Bulbs) in April, 2002.  One of these is now sending up a 
>scape.  It isn't in "Flora of North America" vol. 26.  Thad Howard lists it 
>as from Mexico, coastal Guerrero, and as being "somewhat like H. acutifolia."
>Can anyone tell me about how I ought to be growing it?  I have the feeling 
>it is only flowering for me because of the extraordinarily rainy season we 
>are having.  How big is it going to get someday?  What size container ought 
>it be grown in?  I've crowded 5 of these into one 10-inch bulb pan (only 
>about 4 or 5 inches deep).
>Jim Shields
>in central Indiana
>Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
>P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
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Tony Avent
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