Hymenocallis eucharidifolia

VicM vicm527@verizon.net
Fri, 27 Jul 2007 10:12:38 PDT
Hi all,

My plant of H. eucharidifolia has been kind enough to grant me three 
large, fleshy, green seeds.  They just fell off the plant and into my 
waiting hand...now...what do I do with them?  Are they ripe or a dud?  
There is no sign of any sprouting root.  Should they be planted now or 
held till next spring?  This is the first year it has bloomed.  The seed 
looks a lot like some crinum seed.

This is rainlily season in Florida...and they are blooming their hearts 
out.  It must have been our very dry Spring.  The early varieties are 
late and with the start of our usual rain, the late varieties are 
early.  Yellow, pink, red and in between...they are everywhere in my 
very small garden...and in pots in my lanai.  Zephyranthes traubii is 
blooming today...pure white flowers with very long necks are so lovely.  
It has never set seed for me inside the lanai; so I have planted it 
outside in hopes that some insect will  find it and help it along.  
Zephy katherinae v. rubra has been very generous with it's seed.  It 
loves the hot sun.  I am sending seed of this and others to the BX.  
Everyone should grow these lovely plants.

Lynn Makela
In hot humid Florida, Z9b

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