Tigridia orthantha - phantom flowers

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:13:02 PDT
I've been growing this for a number of years after admiring it in the 
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens which made me think I could grow 
it. But they do water in summer and so I assumed I'd have no chance 
growing it in the ground like they do.  Every year it goes dormant 
sometime in winter and then reappears sometime in summer, but I've 
never seen a suggestion of a bloom. I started seed in spring 2005 and 
when they dwindled another lot in spring 2009. The seeds germinated 
well, but I obviously am not giving them whatever they need.  So you 
don't have to be too jealous Dennis. I don't think it is a plant most 
people would grow just for the leaves.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers 

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