Shawn Pollard pollards@sbcglobal.net
Thu, 29 May 2003 18:43:43 PDT
> >Are Alberto, Jane, Lauw, Diana, and I the only ones
> growing this genus? 

Dear Alberto, Jane, Lauw, Diana, and I (Mary Sue),

I grew four of the Dichelostemmas back in Alpine with
repeat bloom each year.  I had some D. pulchellum var.
pauciflorum I brought from Arizona in which the corms
grew HUGE, approaching Chasmanthe in size.  They were
completely hardy and indestructible.  I planted the D.
volubile underneath several manzanitas (Arctostaphylos
pungens) where they bloomed seemingly forever.  I was
delighted and surprised how well D. ida-maia did in a
shady location.  The D. congestum was in a bed where
it grew up through bluebonnets in the spring and was
covered by evening primroses in summer.  I love this

Shawn Pollard
Alpine, TX

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