early Erythronium helenae flowers

Paige Woodward paige@hillkeep.ca
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:09:18 PST
Kathleen, are your Erythronium helenae in a cool greenhouse or frame, or in any other way enabled to get a head start? For me the first to bloom anywhere are E. multiscapideum in both cool greenhouse and cold frame. E. helenae have not yet emerged in any situation and I am north of you. 

Paige Woodward
wet Zone 6
SW British Columbia

On 2013-02-23, at 5:12 PM, Kathleen Sayce <ksayce@willapabay.org> wrote:

> Checking my seedling pots today, I was surprised to find a small pot of Erythronium helenae, grown from seeds offered in BX 218, with both foliage and flower buds coming on. The buds are already more than 1 cm long. 
> This seems very early to me, but it's a new species in my garden. Can others comment on the timing of flowering for this species?
> Kathleen 
> Kathleen Sayce
> PNW Coast, WHZ 8, dryish cool summers & mild wet winters
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