I had some which were purchased from a local nursery, marketed as " California Watzonias". They were winter growers, and had relatively narrow foliage (1/2 -3/4") and smallish corms but grew tall 24-36", they increased but never bloomed in 10 years or so before I shovel pruned them. I probably have 10+ or more other species and hybrids which all bloom every year, and most get some limited summer water. Chad in Los Gatos CA Zone 9 -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Alberto Castillo Sent: Friday, March 08, 2013 12:15 PM To: Pacific Bulb Society Subject: Re: [pbs] Watsonia doesn't bloom If in S. California you should win all the golds at Shows! The problem is lack of water. They probably dessicate too much losing substance during the summer. This, providing it is one of the winter cycle watsonias. > Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 16:01:55 +0000 > To: email@example.com > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [pbs] Watsonia doesn't bloom > > Hi, > > In message <BAY156-W594EA589E7F63A6E73AF34AEE50@phx.gbl>, Alberto > Castillo <email@example.com> writes > >Well, at least some location info to start with! > > ".the clumps are in the sun and we have clay soil, tending to dry most > of the year, tho' I water by hand > occaisionally. > B. I am in Southern California." > > Original message... > > =================== > > Dear Friends, I can't get my watsonia to bloom! I've been patient for > years and have lots of foliage and never any flowers. We fertilize, > water, cajole, shame and beg, and NEVER ANY FLOWERS! Can you help?? > > > -- > David Pilling > email: firstname.lastname@example.org > web: http://www.davidpilling.net/ > > _______________________________________________ > pbs mailing list > email@example.com > http://pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php > http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/ ________________________________ PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this electronic mail message is intended only for the use of the designated recipient(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this message in error and that any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender by telephone or e-mail (as shown above) immediately and destroy any and all copies of this message in your possession (whether hard copies or electronically stored copies).