Calochortus invenustus

Wed, 16 May 2012 14:04:59 PDT
> Congrats on all the Calochortus blooming. Which species are you growing?
> Will you share your secrets on how you do it in NC?
These are the remnants of a collection from Ratko seed that grew in pots in
the Connecticut greenhouse.  They deeply resented pot culture here in North
Carolina.. After two seasons the survivors were put into a minor bulb
bed....sand over sandy clayey loam in a mound over native soil.  They come
(some will skip a season above ground ) and mostly go.  C. striatus was in
bloom  last weekend but was beaten up by the rainstorms by the time I
noticed. . In CT seed would germinate like cress.  Here, hardly a sprout.

Brodiaea californica and coronaria are also blooming now in my little
corner of California.

Mark Mazer
Hertford, North Carolina USA
Zone 8a

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