What promotes blooming?

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Fri, 12 Oct 2007 05:03:11 PDT
I'd like to know too!  I have several different Nerine bowdenii 
batches.  Only one of them, from a nurseryman in the Netherlands and used 
there for cut flower production, blooms every year -- and that one only 
blooms 4 or 5 out of 9 bulbs (not always the same 4 or 5).

Some are in communal pots, many are in individual 1-gal. pots, others are 
individually potted in 5.5" sq. X 6" deep pots -- most of these have never 

What are the secrets?

Jim Shields
in central Indiana, where all the pots are now inside the grenhouses.

At 05:55 PM 10/11/2007 -0700, you wrote:
>    This is a bit off the subject but related - does anyone have an
>idea of what can prompt or encourage Nerine bowdenii to flower? I
>have several (in containers) which have nice foliage, but
>no flower stalks as yet. Is it too soon to get nervous?
>Vicki D.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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