Scadoxus seed to bloom

J.E. Shields
Sat, 15 Feb 2003 16:51:15 PST
Hi Doug and all,

I have raised Scadoxus multiflorus katherinae and S. puniceus from seed.

Batch of 5 seeds of puniceus planted in summer 1997:  1 plant bloomed last 
year (in 5 years), same plant is blooming this year again, no others form 
that batch have bloomed

Batch of 6 seeds planted in Dec 1998:  one is apparently getting ready to 
bloom, no others from the batch show any signs of blooming; this would be 
about 4+ years for the one bloom

Batch of 50 seeds of katherinae planted in Oct 1997:  5 have bloomed, in 
2001 and 2002, most are still too small (I left a lot of them in small 
community pots for too long).  So a couple bloomed in 4 years, some more 
bloomed in 5 years.

Out of each batch, it seems that some may never grow large enough to bloom.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

At 02:45 PM 2/15/03 -0800, you wrote:
>To members who raise Scadoxus,
>I am interested in how long it takes for you to have a Scadoxus seed to
>bloom?  My experience seems to be 5 years.
>Any comments?
>pbs mailing list

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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