Flower count - WAS: What makes erythroniums bloom?

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sun, 11 Apr 2010 19:12:03 PDT
Dave wrote,
>   It's nice to hear that E. helenae will have more flowers 
> eventually.  My seedling plants are blooming for the first time, 
> with but a single flower on each.  However, the diminutive, 
> sparkling white flowers are very charming, and well worth the wait 
> since sowing.

They will get MUCH bigger. In fact, I think E. helenae has the 
largest flowers in the genus. And as a bonus, they are sweetly 
fragrant. In nature, this species often grows up through dense 
shrubs, where presumably the deer don't get it.

Too bad this species doesn't increase much by offsets, as it is a real gem.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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