Tecophilia violiflora

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Fri, 23 Aug 2002 10:40:05 PDT
There was a question as to whether anyone was growing Tecophilaea violiflora.

I have a few plants in the summer-dry bulb frame, and one of them flowered
for the first time last spring. It was prettier than I thought it would be.
I believe I got the seed from Watson & Flores. I grow my T. cyanocrocus in
the same conditions (there will be seed from them in the NARGS seed
exchange this year, and don't think it wasn't a wrench parting with it).

Incidentally, I also flowered a plant grown from their seed distributed
only as Liliaceae, and it turned out to be a green-flowered Gilliesia,
possibly the least attractive bulb in my entire collection: stem about 14
inches tall, flower about 1 cm across. Definitely "of botanical interest

Jane McGary

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