Calochortus 'Golden Orb'

J.E. Shields
Tue, 03 Jun 2003 08:59:24 PDT
Jim W. and all,

Calochortus luteus 'Golden Orb' had been surviving and blooming here quite 
well for a few years.  Tehn this past winter was really cold (USDA zone 5 
sort of cold) and very wet; instead of blooming this year, there are two or 
three spindly hoots coming up where 'Golden Orb' is growing.

I might mention that Calochortus 'Golden Orb' did not survive even one 
winter in another bed, one in which C. superbus is growing still.

A single spindly seedling of C. marcocarpus might have survived last winter 
in the top of the rock garden, but if so its single leaf has already faded 
away for the season.

Jim Shields
in very chilly and wet central Indiana

At 08:30 AM 6/1/03 -0500, Jim Waddick wrote:
>         Don't know where you live, but assume he Calochortus is blooming 
> now. I have a single bulb in bloom now too (Zone 5 Kansas City). One of 
> two survivors out of a dozen. I expect a second flower soon. Can anyone 
> with experience growing Calochortus in colder climate suggest other survivors?
>         Wish there were more and easier.
>         Best Jim W.
>Dr. James W. Waddick
>8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
>Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
>Ph.    816-746-1949
>E-fax  419-781-8594

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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