Tulipa sprengeri

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Wed, 09 May 2012 14:00:53 PDT
I'm not Southern California but I have some seedlings that are 
dwindling, but aren't gone yet. Partly because of Rodger's praise 
I've tried this from seed four times, exceeding the Tony Avent 3 
times rule. The first three times I lost whatever came up by the 
second or third year. The fourth time I had better germination so 
it's taking longer to lose them. Of the 24 seedings that came up 14 
months later, I still had 10 last fall.    I've kept them dry in soil 
in shade when dormant in our cooler summers. They get watered when we 
start getting rain in late fall. But they are slow to come up. This 
year they came up in April. Like Angelo, by then the rain has slowed 
down usually and the temperatures are getting warmer so you'd have to 
start watering. So far I've seen no flowers, deformed or otherwise. 
Hopefully they are big enough now that I can prechill them and see if 
that helps.

Mary Sue

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