Marie-Paule marie-paule.opdenakker@pandora.be
Sun, 12 Jun 2005 12:26:41 PDT
Hello Alberto,
thanks warmly for Your information.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alberto Castillo" <ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com>
To: <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2005 8:29 PM
Subject: RE: [pbs] HIERONYMIELLA AUREA & amarygia PARKERI 'ALBA'

> >From: "Marie-Paule" <marie-paule.opdenakker@pandora.be>
> >Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
> >To: <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
> >Subject: [pbs] HIERONYMIELLA AUREA & amarygia PARKERI 'ALBA'
> >Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 23:25:45 +0200
> >
> >Hello friends of bulbs and other plants,
> >
> >I have a HIERONYMIELLA AUREA  very small baby bulb.And a amarygia parkeri
> >'alba'
> >should  the bulb be planted  with their neck just above soil level like
> >amaryllis? do they have benefit if there is been added a great deal of
> >rotted organic material? all aid and information are most welcome.
> >
> >Thank You in advance,of a beginner.
> >Regards,
> >
> >Marie-Paule
> >
> >Belgium
> Hi Marie-Paule:
>                     X Amarygia (or X Brunsdonna) behaves as  summer
> dormant-autumn/winter/spring growing bulb. Give it a well drained soil and
> use a really big pot leaving in it to grow fat and finally flower. It will
> enjoy full sun and warmish conditions. The cooler you grow it the longer
> will take to maturity. Temperatures should be equivalent for Freesia
> cultivation (as a winter grower). Yes, it deveops a short thick neck that
> protrudes some 5-10 cm from the soil level. Roots ar thick are perennial
> must not be damaged.
>                     All Hyeronimiellas develop long necks that must be
> underground, only the leaves protruding from the soil level. H. aurea is
> alpine plant that spends the winter in dormancy under snow. It comes from
> cool droughland plateau high in the Andes where it is never warm. Its soil
> in the wild is a mix of several sizes of sand and a sort of silt.  The
> plants sprout in late spring and receive water during late spring, summer
> and early autumn, flowering in mid to late summer. Dormancy is from late
> autumn to midspring. The temperatures in the wild can be deceiving as the
> bulbs are deep in the soil and under a thick layer of snow. In other
> the envronment is pretty cold but the bulbs may not. In climates like this
> here (say zone 9-10) the plants only produce foliage and although
> many years never flower. Alkaline soils and full sun in the wild.
> All the best
> Alberto
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