Getting Rain Lilies to bloom

Lauw de Jager
Sat, 01 Mar 2003 00:44:32 PST

Mary Sue Ittner a *crit :
 So there is at least one species and a rather spectacular one that I
can grow in my Mediterranean climate with pleasant (not hot) summer temperatures,
> Zephyranthes atamasca.

Dear Mary Sue and all,
In this context I cannot resist telling my Z candida experience. I hve a
lot of this species here which were normally irrigated with other summer
growers.  One year I did not irrigate in July-August.  We had the end of
August a very heavy rain, 10 days later  a superb massive flowering
appeared in the Z candida planting of which you can see the image in the
Wiki. My conclusion is that this species  is very suitable  for a
mediterranean climat as it needs a marked dry (summer) period to flower
I uploaded the image but I don't know  how to show the URL and where to
edit comments. I a sorry to be so slow to learn.

Lauw de Jager 
BULB'ARGENCE, 30300 Fourques, France

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