BX 192 dormant or ???

Ron Vanderhoff rvanderhoff@sbcglobal.net
Fri, 05 Dec 2008 19:33:24 PST
Alberto's comments are spot on. I have received several Oxalis shipments from Alberto and other sources in the southern Hemisphere. I might add that I would underline his comment about holding them in a dry state (after an initial watering).

My experience is that if you were to commence regular watering at the same time as your existing Oxalis they likely would not sprout for a month or eight weeks anyway. During this time you might run the risk of rot.

Grown outdoors in natural conditions in Southern California I begin watering my South African Oxalis about the first of October. However, those recently received from the Southern hemisphere get a little longer rest, usually getting water about two months later, if it hasn't already rained on them in the meantime. Even if they were watered along with my other Oxals they would lay dormant until about December or January anyway.

I have several Oxalis from Christiaan van Schalkwyk of South Africa that I am turning right now and, as usual, this is how they are behaving.

Ron Vanderhoff
Southern California

From: Alberto Castillo <ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, December 5, 2008 4:00:57 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] BX 192 dormant or ???

Hi Jim: 
        These corms and bulbs I am sending have been dormant for a month or so under very hot conditions. 

        My advice is 
pot up in very gritty soil
give them a first watering
take the pots to a cool place with very good light say at 10 C
wait, they should resprout during your winter and resume growth according to your Hemisphere
they are likely to keep on growing well beyond your spring, do not force them to go dormant. The longer the season of growth the bigger the bulbs and corms obtained. 

Hope this is of help


> Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 23:11:44 -0600> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> From: jwaddick@kc.rr.com> Subject: [pbs] BX 192 dormant or ???> > >18. Oxalis gracilis (W). T> >19. Oxalis purpurea 'Garnet' (W).> >20. Oxalis compressa, double form (W).> > > Dear Friends,> These bulbs were offered in BX 192.> > Any suggestions on how to handle these dormant bulbs? They > were donated by Alberto Castillo in the Southern Hemisphere and > dormant during his summer. Now moved to the Northern Hemisphere, > these winter growers are still 'dormant'. They should be in active > growth here and now.> > > Should they be planted now and watered or held dry for a few > months to complete their dormancy, then planted and allowed to have a > short growth period before a long summer dormancy?> > > Curious. Any experiences moving winter growing bulbs from the > southern hemisphere to the northern?> > Thanks Jim W.> > -- > Dr. James W. Waddick> 8871 NW Brostrom Rd.> Kansas City Missouri
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