Hippeastrum species

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Fri, 24 Dec 2010 05:27:43 PST

They are both evergreen.  The aulicum can use a month of drying off in 
summer to help initiate bloom in winter -- I have some aulicum seedlings in 
the greenhouse blooming for the first time right now.

I think two years old is still too young to expect blooms on Hippeastrum 
species seedlings.

My greenhouses are too cold in winter for the calyptratum, I'm afraid, and 
have too low a relative humidity as well, I suspect.  H. calyptratum has 
never bloomed for me, but I keep hoping.

Jim Shields
in cold and snowy Westfield, Indiana

At 03:46 PM 12/24/2010 +1000, you wrote:
>  I have H. aulicum and H calyptratum seedling bulbs that are a
>couple of years old, just wondering if they are evergreen or if i
>need to force a dormant period for them to flower?
>thanks and regards kym

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344

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