Scadoxus pole-evansii

Stephen Putman
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 12:43:04 PDT
I've had one small plant of S. pole-evansii for going on 3 years now. 
In the mid-atlantic U.S. it sits dormant (mostly without water) until 
late summer (first green 01 Aug. 2007, and 02 July 2008)  Continued 
growth until mid-March both years.  I tried a variety of watering 
regimes and it just sat both years, coming into growth when it wanted 
to.  It is outside from May to September and in the greenhouse (above 50 
degrees F) October to May.  It has slowly gotten larger, but is probably 
a few years from bloom as yet.  Currently in a 6" pot.


Ken wrote:
> Hi Lee,
> I'm envious!  I just purchased some seeds from Silverhill a couple weeks ago, although not Scadoxus.   I am watching my mailbox like a hawk.  What is your watering regimen?  I am guessing they are summer growers so likely need irrigation in the summer and kept out of the rain in winter?
> Ken
> San Diego, zone 10-11  
> From: Lee Poulsen <>
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Scadoxus pole-evansii
> Rachel Saunders at Silverhill Seeds has offered them a few times in the 
> recent past. (You have to sign up for her Amaryllid availability email 
> list.) I got a few, and after getting the annual watering regimen down 
> better, 
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