Dichelostemma in MO

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Thu, 29 May 2003 08:48:32 PDT
Dear all;
	Just surfacing after deadlines, I have been reading all the commentary.

	I have tried only 2 species here in Kansas City.

	Dichelostemma ida-maia has been short lived, bloomed once 
then dwindled. Might need better drainage.

	Dichelostemma congestum (which sounds like a near serious 
bowel ailment) has proven hardier, but not terribly satisfactory, 
After perhaps 5 years I have a fewer bulbs scattered around and in 
bloom now. Flower heads seems smaller than their first year. Not 
showy enough, but perhaps again better siting might encourage them. I 
suspect they do best 'en masse'.

	Have not tried any others, but always willing to give them a try.

		Best	Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
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Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
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