Getting Rain Lilies to Bloom

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 11:02:34 PST
That is very useful information, Alberto.  It also helps to have it all on 
one page.

I am very curious about the seasonality of the Brazilian species.  I know 
almost nothing about the climate(s) of the various regions in Brazil.

Jim Shields

At 06:49 PM 11/23/2013 +0000, you wrote:
>There is a lot of information available on this.
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>For instance, the list of oficial Mexican spp.
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>arenicola
>bella
>carinata/grandiflora
>chichimeca
>citrina
>clintiae
>crociflora
>fosteri
>katherinae
>latissimifolia
>lindleyana
>longifolia
>macrosiphon
>morrisclintii (they merge Cooperia into Zephyranthes)
>nelsonii
>nervosa
>nymphaea
>primulina
>pulchella
>reginae
>subflava
>verecunda
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>are all from alkaline to very alkaline soils and dry winter dormancy.
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>"Labufarosae" also belongs here but has not been published as a species to 
>my knowledge. And it is a very good one. Also huastecana.
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> > Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:31:50 -0500
> > To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> > From: jshields@indy.net
> > Subject: Re: [pbs] Getting Rain Lilies to Bloom
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> > Also note that Charles grows his rain lilies in the university greenhouse
> > -- heated in winter and cooled in summer.  If we can figure out when the
> > dry season occurs in nature for a given species, that is when those rain
> > lilies should benefit most from a rest period.
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> > Best wishes,
> > Jim Shields
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> > At 06:10 PM 11/23/2013 +0000, Alberto wrote:
> > >Kathleen, summer drying for those that are dormant in summer. The many
> > >Mexicans would rot if exposed to wet ground/mix in winter.
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