Lachenalia montana

Randall P. Linke
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:58:18 PDT
On the subject of lachenalias, sadly I lost most of my original collection,
except for a few, before they bloomed.  I have a new collection started,
but I do have a few that I have had for several years.

One that has never bloomed for me is L. montana, which I have had for six
years.  This year it put out the most robust growth I have ever seen from
it, though the leaves were narrower, and always have been, from what is
pictured in the PBS Wiki.  I had repotted the bulbs last autumn after two
years of paltry winter growth and the half dozen or so small central bulbs
all had numerous new bulblets completely circling their bases. Based on the
growth this year I am assuming they all grew on very well.

Does anyone have any experience with bringing this species to flower?  It
does seem to have multiplied well, even when it seemed to be diminishing
based on the growth in the winter of 2009-10 and 2010-11.


Central Monterey Bay Area, California
Zone 9

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