Scadoxus multiflorus culture

Ronald Redding
Tue, 22 Nov 2005 01:56:11 PST
I would like to have my two cents worth here if you don't mind as I think 
Jim and Mary Sue are talking about two different ssp of S. multiflorus. I 
have both and will hopefully have some  shots of ssp multiflorus ie the one 
that Jim is cultivating and loves full sun and flowers in late Spring for 
me, as my bed of them is just hotting up now.

The other is ssp katherinae (Mary Sue's) and does not like full sun in my 
part of the world and in some seasons remains ever green then in early to 
middle spring new foliage burts through the old.

ssp multiflorus is very prolific here and new bulbs are formed very quickly 
and in good numbers. Jim I would tip the pot over and have a look to see if 
you have a pot full of them as this maybe inhibiting flowering for you. I 
give them both a bit of fertilizer when I am doing a general garden 
treatment however do not give them as much as my clivias or worsleya. ie 
only a few times a year and not the weakly weekly regime I like to follow 
with the specials.

Kind Regards and Best Wishes
Ron Redding
Hervey Bay

>From: "Jim McKenney" <>
>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <>
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Scadoxus multiflorus culture
>Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 20:46:54 -0500
>Mary Sue Ittner wrote of Scadoxus multiflorus: " The leaves persist through
>our wet winter
>even if I shelter them from the rain which I usually do to prevent disease.
>That's interesting, because it's not what I would have expected based on
>what I've seen here. My plants seemed to ripen their foliage naturally and
>quickly last week. They had plenty of moisture; the foliage began to yellow
>about two weeks ago and three days ago it all collapsed.
>The foliage was very lush this year - probably because the plants were
>included in a near daily watering routine. They were grown outside in full
>sun in our infamous heat and humidity - and seemed to love it (to put it
>Jim McKenney
>Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where an errant Sternbergia
>lutea came into bloom yesterday, many weeks after its congeners.
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