Homeria collina

Rodger Whitlock totototo@pacificcoast.net
Sun, 21 Nov 2004 12:47:15 PST
In the pbs Digest, Vol 22, Issue 23, there were several messages 
mentioning difficulty buying Homeria collina.

Unless I'm mistaken about the species, this homeria is widely
available here among the pre-packaged bulbs sold in the spring
for summer flower. These packages contain both orange and
yellow forms. And they're not expensive.

I've found that while it is pretty hardy here (zone 8 but with 
seriously cold winter weather some years), it never performs 
well the first year after planting. It seems to take a year or 
two to establish, but then it's a very good performer.

It shows no sign of going weedy; I'm not even sure it sets seed 
unless it's sited in a warm spot.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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