right mix for Gethyllis?

Marie-Paule marie-paule.opdenakker@pandora.be
Sun, 10 Jul 2005 12:19:33 PDT
Thank You Marie Sue.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary Sue Ittner" <msittner@mcn.org>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] right mix for Gethyllis?

> Dear Marie-Paule,
> Gethyllis was the topic of the week in July 2004. You can learn about it
> reading the posts:
> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbslist/old.php/…
> Also helpful would be Rachel Saunders' introduction:
> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbslist/old.php/…
> Her last paragraph says:
> "The best way to grow Gethyllis is in a large deep pot in a well-drained
> sandy potting mix.  They need to be kept dry in summer and damp in winter,
> and they are simple to grow from seed."
> Since I killed the only ones I tried to grown from seed I'm not sure I'd
> agree with simple to grow from seed but then I was trying to grow them at
> the wrong time of the year since the seed needs to be planted immediately
> and mine was from South Africa. I bought some bulbs from Gordon
> in South Africa and am anxiously waiting to see if they have turned
> themselves around and will reappear in the late fall. They grew very well
> when I planted them, but were on the wrong cycle, but have been dormant
> awhile now.
> I hope this helps.
> Mary Sue
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