[Australian_Bulbs] Ipheion sessile

Lauw de Jager dejager@bulbargence.com
Sat, 28 Dec 2002 00:32:22 PST
Dear Alberto,
You should be in the middle of the dormant period for you winbtegrowers.
It would be interesting to see  a luist of speciues you might 'eventually' have available.
How are my bulbs doing?
My best wishes for the new year


"Alberto Castillo  a écrit

>            The plant we know as Ipheion sessile grows in Argentina and in
> Uruguay, normally in well drained soils in full sun. They are
> autumn-winter-spring growers flowering in late autumn-early winter. Bulbs
> have a buff shell like tunic. Roots are perennial and new roots appear
> during dormancy. Bulbs are found some 5 cm deep. In Nature they receive year
> round rains, an average of 900 mm. (now with the global warming almost
> double that). Temperatures are like for Cape bulbs. Dormancy in summer under
> hot conditions in the wild. Although these bulbs have genes for some
> hardiness it is far better to grow them almost frost free. Propagation from
> seed sown fresh and from offsets.
> Kind regards
> Alberto

Lauw de Jager
BULB'ARGENCE, 30300 Fourques, France

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