Haemanthus Season Is Underway

Stephen Putman putman@pobox.upenn.edu
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 16:10:03 PDT

Does this mean that you have been watering them prior to now, or that 
some other triggering phenomenon is at work?

On 8/26/2010 6:03 PM, J.E. Shields wrote:
> In the greenhouse, some of the Haemanthus barkerae are blooming, as well
> as a couple H. pubescens pubescens. There is a bud on the H. dasyphyllus
> and on one of the H. coccineus. Another coccineus is in full bloom, with
> very curious -- and quite attractive -- bicolor (red and white) bracts.
> Pictures will eventually appear in my blog,
> http://shieldsgardens.com/Blogs/Garden/…
> The Lycoris have mostly faded except for one clump of L. caldwellii.
> Bloom is a bit spotty; what with the extend hot, dry weather we have
> been having, perhaps not surprising.
> Jim Shields
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