Scadoxus multiflorus culture

J.E. Shields
Tue, 22 Nov 2005 06:10:27 PST
I think Ron is right.  I used to have Scadoxus multiflorus multiflorus, as 
well as S. m. katherinae.  The S. multiflorus multiflorus go completely 
dormant/deciduous in late summer or autumn.  The S. m. katherinae hang on 
to their leaves for a much longer time, gradually going dormant.

For me, the multiflorus multiflorus did not bloom; I grew it in full 
sun.  My katherinae do not all bloom, only a couple of them, and they are 
very slow growing here.

The katherinae are listed as shade or partial shade plants, as is S. 
puniceus.  I also grow my S. membranaceus in partial shade.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

At 07:56 PM 11/22/2005 +1000, Ron wrote:
>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.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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