Bulbs surviving from year to year without being planted, was: Re: pbs Digest, Vol 124, Issue 1

Karl Church 64kkmjr@gmail.com
Wed, 01 May 2013 14:47:49 PDT
I just came from a Master Gardeners class where one of my classmates shared
that a few years ago when her mother passed she quickly dug her mom's
Irises up & brought them home in a paper bag & promptly forgot them. Two
years later she rediscovered them in then garage & decided to give them a
try & to her amazement they not only grew but bloomed that year & everyone
On May 1, 2013 10:45 AM, "Jim McKenney" <jamesamckenney@verizon.net> wrote:

Frank Car wrote of Scadoxus multiflorus "Interestingly, a couple years
ago... I forgot to bring them out that year. I thought they would be dead
for sure but I was wrong!
Completely dry for over a whole year but when watered they soon took off
flowered like nothing had happened! Simply amazing."

I had exactly the same experience last year with some Hymenocallis 'Sulfur
Queen' dug in the fall of 2010: that they were still  alive in 2012 was
amazement enough, but that they popped into bloom a few weeks after being
planted was unbelievable.

Jim McKenney

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