Patty Colville
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:53:24 PST

My Veltheimia in Pasadena California also go completly dormant in summer
Those in the ground have now emerged, except for a few on the very hot sunny hillside
Since I do not always catch every seed they will seed themselves too but the seedlings take along time to emerge- maybe January
Patty Colville

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From: Leo A. Martin <>
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Sent: Sun, Nov 17, 2013 4:32 pm
Subject: Re: [pbs] Veltheimia

Ina replied to Peter regarding Veltheimea:

> Mine are the bracteata ones Peter.
> Hence my surprise how well it grows
> where it sowed itself in full sun.

Ina, recall the hottest summers in NZ and England might be considered goose-down 
weather in Phoenix. Both species here remain in leaf and in growth longer than 
any other "winter" bulb. Unlike in southern California, both go completely 
dormant in
the summer.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA


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