Amaryllis belladonna
Sun, 16 Aug 2009 07:39:26 PDT
In a message dated 8/14/09 12:03:42 PM, writes:

> my impression is that here the most reliable blooms of A.
> belladonna hybrids happen along the coast, where temperatures are moderate
> throughout the year -- not too hot in summer, but very rare frost in 
> winter.

Hi Mike,

How about coastal having less drying out in summer, as well as less frost 
in winter?   My understanding is that A belladonna gets an average of an inch 
of rain per month in the summer in its native habitat--hence the 
year-around roots.

There are a ton of them here in bloom now in Moss Landing if anyone wants 
to come select some.

Best wishes,

Bill the Bulb Baron (William R.P. Welch)
Phone (831) 236-8397

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