Zephyranthes citrina vs. flavissima

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:10:22 PST
Thanks, Alberto. The technical way to tell these two plants apart have been
bugging me for a while and I'm sure much longer for others who have grown

What do you make of the bulbs I received as flavissima? It certainly
multiplies readily and seems to fit the descriptions you provided.


On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 6:36 PM, Alberto <ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Flavissima is an aquatic plant and under good water conditions foliage is
> evergreen although the plant is dormant in summer without losing its
> leaves. Leaves grow in fountain fashion and the bulbs are strongly
> offsetting rapidly forming a lawn, strikingly resembling Ophiopogon
> japonicus tufts, althouth of a different green. The leaves are a fresh
> green, shining, not dull. The yellow is not so deep as in citrina but  more
> a canary yellow. The flowers tepals are evidently subequal, that is the
> three outer are not exactly like the three inner as in citrina. This is
> typical of flavissima as well.

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