Hesperocallis undulata

John Wickham jwickham@sbcglobal.net
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 18:30:58 PDT
I know someone (really, I do) who kept digging and digging. She eventually had her husband holding onto her feet, and she still didn't get deep enough to find the bulb. 


--- On Wed, 8/4/10, Marguerite English <meenglis@meenglis.cts.com> wrote:

From: Marguerite English <meenglis@meenglis.cts.com>
Subject: Re: [pbs] Hesperocallis undulata
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 4:16 PM

In its native area (desert)  it grows in pure sand and very deep (I once dug down almost 3 ft and still was only seeing stem.) 

J.E. Shields wrote:
> Josh and all,
> I've had one for years.  It makes a leaf or two in some years, nothing at all in most years.  It has never bloomed, and it may well be dead now -- I have not dumped it out in the last several years.
> I grow it (if that's what you want to call storing it in a dry pot for years at a time without visible growth) in a deep pot in nearly pure sand.  It sits outdoors in most summers and gets natural rain.  Some years it sits inside the greenhouse for the whole year.
> I clearly don't know how to grow it.
> Jim Shields
> in hot, humid, miserable central Indiana
> At 03:36 PM 8/4/2010 -0700Josh wrote:
>> Has anyone been able to keep this plant alive?  It is for sure a very
>> interesting plant with foliage and bloom interest!
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