Peter Taggart
Fri, 18 May 2012 14:33:29 PDT
Standard procedure for such CORMS would be to plant deeply to discourage
splitting, to feed well and to encourage a long growing season to produce
large corms and strong flowering shoots...
Growing freely in ground with a dry surface and a free root run might
simulate this cultivation hypothesis.

 I grew some Ferraria from seeds  about 12 years ago. My climate is too
cold for them in winter and I only managed to keep them alive by keeping
them too dry to grow well, until the recent cold winter when I lost them
all, so I can not claim to be good with the genus though I have a little
winter heat in one green-house now and a corm received from a BX is in bud

With both Ferraria and Moraea  the corms have missed a growing season for
me  some years, I think it might be a matter of being too dry in Autumn ?.
Peter (UK)

On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 9:50 PM, John Wickham <>wrote:

> Good to hear its not just me. I've got a couple of Ferraria that haven't
> even produced foliage...but the bulbs appear to remain viable. Is this a
> temperature thing? I'm in southern California.
> So do I. I have struggled with Ferraria for over 15 years. No not
> struggled, but given up. Ferraria crispa? I planted in a long pot 15 yrs
> ago. It bloomed once but never again. However it proceeded to produced  a
> pot full of bulb discs. I put some in a smaller pot and nothing. I put some
> in a raised bed and it bloomed once and never again. I give up.   Bob in
> No. Calif.

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