What's blooming this week 7/27/2011

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 07:04:07 PDT
I had similar results with Alophia drummondii close to 10 years ago.  They
bloomed mid-summer from seed planted 6 months earlier from SIGNA Seed Ex.

I have overwintered dormant bulbs of Alophia drummondii in pots in my
basement.  This past winter I think I had 3 or 4 bulbs, and only 1
survived.  It opened today.  :-)  I was so glad to catch it because I know
it will be gone by the time I get home from work.

Last fall I sowed seeds in pots as soon as they were harvested but none of
them germinated.  I'm not sure what's up with that, because I had a lot of
seeds!  I'll wait until spring, next time.

Dennis in Cincinnati

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 9:13 PM, Eugene Zielinski <eez55@earthlink.net>wrote:

> In my backyard I had my first bloom of Alophia veracruzana.  What is really
> notable about this is that I sowed the seed (from SIGNA) on February 15,
> 2011 and transplanted the plants to a larger pot in May.  Less than 6
> months from seed to bloom -- not too shabby.
> I'd have taken a picture but for two reasons.  1.) The wiki has a number of
> nice pictures of this species.  2.)  I noticed the bloom in the morning,
> but when I went out in the afternoon, the flower had collapsed upon itself.
> >From what I see, I'll have a few more blooms to admire in the near future.
> Eugene Zielinski
> Augusta, GA
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