Oxalis bulbs

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 09:38:42 PDT
Just a note about Oxalis bulbs. They vary greatly in size. So Dell 
can't tell with BX bulbs if they are blooming size or not. Oxalis 
glabra bulbs are very tiny and Oxalis namaquana are very small as 
well. They never do get very big. Before I plant some year I should 
take a photo of Oxalis hirta 'Gothenburg ' which is very large next 
to Oxalis glabra so you can see what I mean. I'm working on a photo 
table of Oxalis bulbs that we have pictured on the wiki for 
comparison and hope to get it up next week. Oxalis fans if you have 
photos of the bulbs of some of the ones we don't have shown now on 
the wiki please send them to me so I can include them. Or you can 
wait until I get the table up and see what is missing and then send them along.

We are having our warmest consecutive days of the year right now and 
I have a lot of fall blooming Oxalis in bloom. Also  one of the 
Rhodophiala bulbs that my husband saved a couple of years ago is 
blooming. I was going to toss them even though they were big since 
this genus has rarely (like once every ten years) bloomed for me. I 
haven't seen the ones I planted out in years and only once did I get 
a bloom from them. The ones he talked me into saving are in a deep 
pot with other things that  usually bloom. Also blooming are a lot of 
Nerines, Cyclamen, and Crocus. He was quick to point out the bloom yesterday.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers 

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