Hymenocallis maximilianii

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Wed, 03 Sep 2003 10:04:59 PDT
Hi all,

I got a few bulbs of Hymenocallis maximilianii from Russell Stafford 
(Odyssey Bulbs) in April, 2002.  One of these is now sending up a 
scape.  It isn't in "Flora of North America" vol. 26.  Thad Howard lists it 
as from Mexico, coastal Guerrero, and as being "somewhat like H. acutifolia."

Can anyone tell me about how I ought to be growing it?  I have the feeling 
it is only flowering for me because of the extraordinarily rainy season we 
are having.  How big is it going to get someday?  What size container ought 
it be grown in?  I've crowded 5 of these into one 10-inch bulb pan (only 
about 4 or 5 inches deep).

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

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