First flower

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:49:09 PST
Sean, in the wild, they only really flower when there is a lot of rain, 
and as that doesn't happen every year, they don't flower every year.  
But when it rains, the plant, being in marshy land, is flooded so it is 
amazing you get a flower with the conditions it has at your place.

I have mine in a large container, I think it is a 50 litre one, on 
wheels.  Could you do something like that with it?

Have you ever tried to smell it?  It has this lovely soft scent.


Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand  Zone 10

On 21/02/2013 3:19 a.m., Sean Zera wrote:
> 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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