Lycoris and Rain - part 2

James Waddick
Wed, 06 Sep 2006 06:34:55 PDT
Dear All-
	A report:

	On Aug 17 I reported how a long drought was ended by a big 
rain and the start of the main Lycoris season, (although the season 
started July 19 with a few L. sanguinea). Another rain brought out a 
few more stalks, but I estimate bloom was about 1/4 to 1/3 of the 
usual.  Although the main bloom season (L. squamigera, chinensis, 
longituba, sprengeri, incarnata and their various hybrids) has almost 
ended. Another 7 inches of rain brought out the later L. caldwellii, 
that is just at peak and still very lovely.
	The last to bloom have not yet shown (L. radiata, 
L.houdyshelii and a few misc.)

	Discounting the month early L. sanguinea, I have had a month 
of major bloom and will extend this another few weeks with later 

	So much for the rumors of a short bloom season, but it takes 
a good mix to show off this long.

		Can Colchicum be far behind?	Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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