Rhodophiala bagnoldii - seed

Alberto Castillo ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com
Sun, 06 Feb 2005 10:41:06 PST

>From: "Brian Whyer" <brian.whyer@btinternet.com>
>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
>To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: RE: [pbs] Rhodophiala bagnoldii  - seed
>Date: Sat, 7 May 2005 17:21:00 +0100
>For those of you who have bought, or who are thinking of buying
>Rhodophiala bagnoldii seed from Chiltern Seeds.
>Mine were ordered on 7 January, sown on 16 January, germinated
>yesterday? 7 seedlings up to an inch tall, with more to come, from the
>one sided germination pattern. If only other seeds were that quick with
>results. But then most others of mine take their chances outside or in
>the frost free greenhouse, whereas this was given vip treatment in the
>kitchen. Unfortunately flowering sized bulbs will take a little longer.
>Snowdrop meeting today, with spiced wine and muffins, in a friend's
>garden, where I meet a temporary UK resident from New Jersey admiring
>the 23 (different?) varieties, and who knows at least 1 other person
>from this group. Small world!
>Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8

Hi Brian:
the kitchen is alright as this species comes from the northernmost region of 
Chile where it is really warm . This area is a true desert and watering will 
be a most critical factor in your seedlings' survival. In fact, it is better 
if such seed is sown in a layer of pure grit with no soil at all. Drainage 
must be perfect and it is a winter grower and dry summer dormant species

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