Calochortus pictures on the wiki

Jane McGary
Wed, 23 Jul 2003 07:51:49 PDT
MAry Sue wrote about Calochortus weedii:
 >Bulbs of North America says this one is difficult and short-lived in 
cultivation. So fingers are >crossed that this is not just a one year event.

Frank Callahan's article on Calochortus tends to exaggerate the difficulty 
of growing these plants. Frank grows them outdoors in southern Oregon, a 
very good climate for many American bulbs but perhaps a bit cold for some 
of the more southerly species. I've found that many of his "difficult" 
rated species are not much of a problem in my bulb frames, so perhaps a 
little help with the climate tips the balance -- as Mary Sue mentioned, she 
covers the area where this plant grows.

Calochortus plummerae is just finishing up here and there is one more to 
flower -- I think a form of C. vestae.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon

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