Gilbert Nancy L Contr 9 CES/CEC Nancy.Gilbert@beale.af.mil
Fri, 13 May 2005 14:59:37 PDT
We grow both types in our nursery and they are just now producing flower
spikes/buds (Zone 7b, Grass Valley, CA). I don't expect to see flowers
for at least a week. This has been a cold wet spring here so we are a
little slow this year.
In my experience, it is not uncommon for CA. native bulbs to settle in a
season before they bloom. I bought some D. 'Pink Diamond' from the same
supplier a few years back and some bloomed the first year while others
waited till their second year to bloom. 
Also, you could be over doing the nitrogen in your soil and or perhaps
be a bit low in potassium or other nutrients.
Are they planted in a shady or sunny location-this will influence
blooming and dates.
Nancy Gilbert

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List Members:

I'm looking for a little information/advice on Dichelostemma 'Pink
Diamond' and d. ida-maia and not finding much.  

I purchased and planted bulbs last fall from Brent & Becky's Bulbs.
Listed as hardy in USDA zones 5-8 and blooming late spring, native to
Western U.S./California.  I am in zone 6a, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lots of foliage appeared this spring but I see no flower spikes coming
on.  Should I not expect bloom this early, do they need a year or two to
settle in?  Thanks for any information!

Linda Wallpe

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