Mary Sue Ittner
Sun, 04 Dec 2005 08:26:10 PST
Dear all,

Maybe some of the rest of you who grow this can comment about dormancy for 
their plants. Mine are only briefly dormant. The picture I put on the wiki 
was taken in August last year when I was dividing some dormant plants to 
share with someone. You can see the shoot. It was already starting back 
into growth. For me this happens from August to September most years. I 
don't know if it would be dormant longer in a place with a hotter summer. 
It has bloomed as early as February too. Usually it is a spring bloomer.

I've given seeds to the BX three times. Let's hear from some of the other 
people who grow this about dormancy. By the way it is not long from seed to 
bloom compared to some things. The first time I tried it I didn't get seed 
until late January. It germinated in early March and bloomed two springs 
later. Subsequently I have started seed in the fall but I don't have a 
record of when those plants bloomed.

Mary Sue

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