Cyrtanthus falcatus

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 13:20:29 PST
Some of my Cyrtanthus falcatus are beginning to send up their late-winter blooms now:
(click on the 'all sizes' icon above the picture ... a magnifying glass ... to see a larger display)
This clump was in the ground until a few weeks ago ... I dug the entire clump and had to separate 12 perimeter bulbs just to fit the rest into this bowl.  So far, 7 scapes (or flower buds) have begun pushing from the bulbs in this group, and another 4 among the 12 separated bulbs, not pictured.  I meant to dig and move these last fall as I believe the site in which they were located had grown too shady.  While these are generally winter dormant, I find them quite tolerant of our wet winters, and provide additional water in our bone-dry summers only every 2-3 weeks.  I'll post another shot as the buds open up.
San Diego
USDA zone 10-11

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