Ismene amancaes

Stephen Putman
Thu, 22 Jun 2006 10:24:48 PDT
Mine has just sent up its little green leaf tip.  I've got four bulbs in 
two pots, and I'm hoping for a blossom this year.  It is nearly a month 
late emerging this year.  Maybe random, maybe because I repotted last 
fall, maybe a sinister plot.

Steve Putman

Lee Poulsen wrote:

> I can't believe it. Although my bulb is still quite young and small 
> (this is its third growing season), my Ismene amancaes has sent up a 
> scape (with one bud) and has bloomed!
> Thanks to the help of Jay Yourch, a quick photo of it is now on the 
> wiki:
> This is the yellow parent of the *much* more readily available 
> Ismene/Hymenocallis 'Sulphur Queen' hybrid.
> I think it's beautiful and it's not that difficult to grow. Other than 
> the fact that it has a really long dormancy period during which I keep 
> it dry, it doesn't require any special care. (It seems to only grow 
> during the spring and early summer and is dormant pretty much the 
> entire rest of the year.)
> --Lee Poulsen
> Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a
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