Calostemma purpureum

Diana Chapman rarebulbs@suddenlink.net
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:59:52 PDT
Thanks, Steve, I will do that and I hope for some results.

Diana
> You should give them plenty of sun & increase watering to good solid drenching as the heat increases.. Some have success with the water tray method sitting them I'n a little water through summer... The endemic native ones here I'n Queensland live on open dark clay soil & live I'n low pockets that become sodden or even water covered for a month to three months or more at a time.. I am always fascinated when i visit the area to see plants I'n water 8" deep with healthy foliage & producing healthy buds & flowers for months..  Greater numbers of bulbs are above the water line but remain with their roots I'n water drenched soil.. Hope that helps u
> Steven Esk Queensland Australia
>
> ...Treats 4 Dogs...
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> On 29/08/2014, at 8:29 AM, Diana Chapman <rarebulbs@suddenlink.net> wrote:
>
>> I have some C. lutea (luteum?) grown from seed that are ten years old and have never flowered.  My C. purpureum bloom well.  I let them go dry in summer.  Do they need different conditions from the purple ones?
>>
>> Diana
>> Telos
>>> Hello Leo, im not so sure about International environments, but here in
>>> Australia in the wild, virtually all callostemma do grow from about 8" to
>>> 16' deep, it is correct that in these environments & depths, even in hot
>>> summer, the bulb stays cool... In some places they sit in a permanent moist
>>> zone & others are in soil that completely bakes dry..  However they
>>> virtually all receive summer rains in the wild & in most cases these rains
>>> build up to heavy rain in late summer which triggers the flowering cycle..
>>> I have them growing in a hot dry environment, only planted to a depth of 6
>>> to 8' deep & they are quite happy.. Mine dry out naturally in winter to
>>> spring when hot dry westerly winds dry everything out & its impossible to
>>> get moisture into the ground..
>>> I hope this little bit of info helps with your experiments :)
>>> Steven Queensland Australia
>>>
>>>
>>> On 28 August 2014 23:39, desertdenial <desertdenial@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> When I put mine in the ground last year after 1-2 years in a pot they
>>>> immediately sent up inflorescences.
>>>>
>>>> Marie Ortiz
>>>> Tolleson, Az
>>>>
>>>>
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>>>> -------- Original message --------
>>>> From: "Leo A. Martin" <leo@possi.org>
>>>> Date: 08/04/2014  9:47 AM  (GMT-07:00)
>>>> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
>>>> Subject: [pbs] Calostemma purpureum
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> This spring I moved my plants to a spot where they get bright shade with
>>>> some very late
>>>> afternoon sun, and watered regularly all summer. They remained in leaf and
>>>> even made a
>>>> few new leaves. One of the plants just yesterday began pushing two
>>>> inflorescences.
>>>>
>>>> The Wiki says plants should be allowed to dry after leaves yellow. Perhaps
>>>> those in very
>>>> warm-summer climates, or those growing their plants in containers, should
>>>> experiment
>>>> with watering all summer, and deeper containers.
>>>>
>>>> Leo Martin
>>>> Phoenix Arizona USA
>>>>
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>>> Steven : )
>>> Esk Queensland Australia
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