James Waddick
Tue, 30 Dec 2003 06:30:24 PST
Mary Sue wrote:

>Cyrtanthus sanguineus-- ....I see that Angelo and Jim also have 
>success so am hopeful.

Yes  C. sanguineus seems to grow like mad for me. I have sent dozens 
of bulbs to the BX over the years. It blooms in mid to late summer in 
full sun and manages to fill a pot every few years.  It has never 
been a showy bloomer managing a flower here and there over a long 
period, never a big show. Each flower is large for the plant size and 
always appreciated. Never a seed produced, but all one clone.

	I too have grown C. elatus for years from various sources and 
never a bloom. Should I dry it out more drastically? Same conditions 
as C. sanguineus, but a larger pot proportionately. Never tried any 
of the named color forms. It grows well and multiplies, just no 
bloom, an all too common problem.

		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
E-fax  419-781-8594

Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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