Started by Mike Lowitz, November 14, 2022, 01:49:57 PM
Quote from: Mike Lowitz on November 14, 2022, 01:49:57 PMI Have some friends that had a landscape designer add haemanthus to their shade garden..,planted deep and amongst Azaelea and camellia they were not blooming and frankly in decline. I shared with them we could easily correct, these are great bulbs for So.Cal. In removing them to redo the beds I found they are very prolific. I was following roots for several feet with many offsets along the way. We found the original invoice, they had 3 beds with 7 bulbs per bed. I removed 65 bulbs. Replanting now Iin 3 seperate areas around the house. Planting the bulbs properly and in slightly raised fast draining mix has made all the difference. See below.
Quote from: OrchardB on November 16, 2022, 02:26:05 AMI find these almost indestructible as frost free greenhouse plants here in SE UK. (slugs allowing) Are their any more showy plants; maybe hybrids, that give more colour/flower size. I grow and flower H. sanguineus ok as pot plants but not tried crossing. Rarely see the other species available.