First flower

Sean Zera zera@umich.edu
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 06:19:55 PST
I wish I could get mine to look like that wild plant. I've never gotten
more than one flower stalk, but I grow it dry with rare supplemental
watering - it hated this year's drought. It always seems to attract large
bumblebees. I wonder how cold nights are in its native range during
flowering - maybe the dark flowers heat up in the morning sun to attract
pollinators?

Sean Z





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