Ornithogalum failure to break dormancy

AW awilson@avonia.com
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 22:15:20 PST
This is not an uncommon problem. Encountering it myself I made enquiries
from one nursery source and was told that within the industry that no
definitive, reliable treatement had been found. Instead, more bulbs are
grown than they expect to ship. They ship only those bulbs that are seen to
be ready to break dormancy.

Translated into my own terms, I waited a second year. A high percentage came
up, but not all. It's a matter of patience.  

In nature, many bulbs practice dormancy. It is a means to reduce losses in
droughty years. 

San Diego

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