Dormancy problems in Ornithogalum dubium

Lisa and Al Flaum
Wed, 24 Jul 2002 20:28:04 PDT
Dear Paul,

Like Claire, I grow them in pots and have adapted them to my schedule.
Last summer, I bought both and orange and a white at a local discount store.
They both bloomed and grew all summer.  I dried them off for the winter
and stored in the basement with the rainlilies and crinums. I tried starting both in late spring.  The white has multiplied considerably and is blooming madly. The orange did nothing for a 7 weeks (I checked the bulbs), then rotted.

The white is a splendid bulb and I am going to get seed from Rachel and see
if I can get some equally adaptable yellow and orange.

Anyway,  if it ain't growing, I'd dry it off for 4 weeks (a shot in the dark)
and see what happens.  At this point, what have you got to loose?

(who treats her plants ruthlessly)

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