Rain Lilies

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 06:15:34 PST
In fact, most of the rainlilies I have gotten as seeds from seed exchanges 
have turne4d out to be Habranthus tubispathus.

Jim Shields

At 11:35 AM 11/22/2013 +0000, Alberto wrote:
>Brian, something odd is that Habranthus tubispathus is so robust and easy 
>to grow that it would seed around in pots and growers distribute its seed 
>under the name of other desirable species (long gone9. Not that 
>tubispathus is not  stunning in some of its form but it should be grown in 
>a completely different section of the collection where no other rainlily 
>is present.
> >
> > And of all the plants I have ever grown from seed or bulbs, when they 
> flower, they are not what you were anticipating from the supplied name.
> >
> > Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8 (first frosts of the winter)

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
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