Haemanthus bloom

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Thu, 19 Sep 2002 09:18:41 PDT
Hi all,

Some of my Haemanthus seedlings are trying to bloom for the first time this 
year.  Three Haemanthus barkerae started scapes while in summer storage, 
but they aborted.  Now one H. coccineus is showing some reddish bracts and 
a couple of white anthers(?) in the neck of the bulb.  Is there any good 
way to get the scape to elongate out of the neck?  This pot is in the 
greenhouse now.

Doug Westfall asked in another list about the affects if any on its next 
year's bloom from setting seeds on a bulb (Haemanthus also).  I'm curious 
about that myself, since I want to do some crosses once my Haemanthus 
plants are big enough to bloom.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                   Tel. +1-317-896-3925

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