Ismene amancaes

Lee Poulsen
Thu, 22 Jun 2006 10:21:12 PDT
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 

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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