Pink Rhodophiala bifida bloom time in SE Texas

Diane Whitehead
Thu, 06 Sep 2007 14:02:49 PDT
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From: patty allen <>
Date: September 5, 2007 12:48:40 PM PDT
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
Subject: Re: [pbs] Pink Rhodophiala bifida bloom time
Reply-To: patty allen <>

Lee, I live in southeast Texas and my pink Rhodophiala bifidas are on  
their third cycle of bloom since the second week of August. The more  
mature bulbs send up at least one bloom stalk and a week or so later  
will send up a second. My pinks range from a pale lavender-pink to a  
dark rose-red pink. Vary in height from about 12" to over 18".The  
petal on some twist and flare , others stand straight out to the side  
of the stalk, some have short petal , some have long petals . I have  
had 3 bulbs that threw up 2 bloom stalks with six blossoms each and I  
harvested 12 seed pods from them. These pink oxbloods have been  
growing for me since 2002 and multiply like crazy, beside the seed  
set.I have several thousand pinks in all shades of pink and it is  
just a sight to behold when they are blooming!
One tiny maroon-red is about 6" tall and has been plucked from all  
the others to be evaluated. I have about 10,000 of our hardy Texas  
red oxbloods blooming right now and if the cooler and wetter weather  
keeps up for a while, they will probably still be blooming by the end  
of this month.
Patty Allen

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