Pink Rhodophiala bifida bloom time

Lee Poulsen
Wed, 05 Sep 2007 10:56:56 PDT
Along with some oporanthous bulbs such as a Lycoris x albiflora that is 
slightly tinged with a hint of pink, and several Amaryllis (or possibly 
Amarygias) of various colors, I had all of my pink Rhodophiala bifidas 
bloom the past couple of weeks and none of the red ones have bloomed 
(yet), including those in a large pot of mixed colors (reds and pinks) 
from seeds I think Alberto Castillo sent out to a BX a number of years 
ago. Does anyone know why that might be?
(Especially since almost all of the pink ones have now wilted, possibly 
because of this ridiculous heat wave we've had that ended this morning. 
Yet there isn't even a sign of scape tips emerging from the red 
flowered ones. Thus, the red blooming will be separated from the pink 
blooming by a month or even more.)

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a

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