Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Thu, 13 Jul 2006 19:45:59 PDT

Does anyone in our group grow Micranthus? I tried seeds from Silverhill of 
two species and one germinated and came back the second year, but I've lost 
track of it since. Maybe it was a pot the birds pulled the tags out of. 
They are supposed to increase by corms in the leaf axils and to increase 
vegetatively (sounds like Watsonia) so I was a bit worried about 
introducing a pest, but I've not had success so I guess I'm safe. They 
bloom in summer and are very attractive to butterflies. I've made a wiki 
page with pictures from Cameron of a species he photographed in the wild. 
It is supposed to grow in seasonal wet places, dry in winter.

Mary Sue

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