Sternbergia and Zephyranthes

J.E. Shields
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 13:19:33 PDT
Ina and all,

I don't stand Z. atamasco in water, but I do others, like H. longifolius 
(was Z. longifolia) and Z. guatemalensis.

Some rain lilies can be induced to flower by letting go dry for a few 
weeks, then watering again, heavily.

Z. atamasco gets lots of water and food in the summer, but is not (in 
autumn) getting any food and less water.  Once the first flower bud appears 
in spring, I resume watering heavily.

Jim Shields

At 08:57 AM 10/28/2013 +1300, you wrote:
>Jim, which varieties of Rainlily do this?  Would they be ones likeZ.
>Ina Crossley
>Auckland New Zealand zone 10a
>On 28/10/2013 8:04 a.m., J.E. Shields wrote:
> > Some grow and bloom only when there is standing water near them.
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