What's in Bloom this Week -- Nov 7 -Lycoris seed

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 16:19:56 PST
>Jim Shields mentioned checking his Lycoris for seed: here in 
>Maryland I collected seed on L. longituba and L. chinensis on 
>September 30.

Dear Friends,

	For those who only grow the sterile L. squamigera or L. 
radiata, it might come as a surprise that fertile species can produce 
a LOT of seed.  Over the last couple of weeks I harvested about 1 1/2 
lbs of seeds. Some got sent to friends and most of it went to Dell 
where it should appear soon in a Seed Ex.

	Lycoris seed are easy to germinate here. Press seed into 
loose soil, water well and leave outside all winter. Light mulch 
helps maintain moisture. They should germinate in spring and take 5 
to 7 or more years to bloom.

	Keep you eye open for Dell's announcement.

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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