Alophia drummondii
Sat, 03 Jul 2004 09:18:51 PDT

I had a single bulb of Alophia drummondii bloom this month.  It likes sandy
soil, very sandy conditions.  I have had a few in the yard (they are native
to this area), but they don't survive long unless they are in the worst
soil--they don't seem to like too much humus.  The flower is astonishingly
beautiful, purple with a yellow center and dark spots--and very orchid-like
in shape.  The problem is that it emerges in the a.m. and is gone by 2:00
p.m. unless the day is very cool.  

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Conore Joe

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