Ferraria crispa

J.E. Shields
Thu, 23 Dec 2004 13:32:53 PST
Last year, when my one blooming accession of Ferraria crispa bloomed, I 
hand pollinated several flowers.  Those flowers produced seeds.  Next 
summer I should repot this accession.

I just repotted Mary Sue's vanilla-scented Ferraria from a 6-inch clay 
azalea pot into a 2-gallon regular plastic pot.  The tubers were almost all 
at the bottom of the pot when I dumped them out.  So I planted them about 
mid-way down in the new larger container.  The largest tubers were those at 
the lowest points, and they had not sprouted at all, while the smaller 
tubers were almost all starting growth of new shoots.

We'll have to wait another year to see what happens with these.

Jim Shields

At 10:47 AM 12/23/2004 +0100, you wrote:
>I am not really fascinated from this genus, but I do grow Ferraria crispa 
>in my climate and it is a plant with great potentiality to become 
>invasive, like other winter growing South African irids such Freesia alba 
>and Chasmante floribunda.
>It multiplies at allarming rate vegetatively, but at the moment I don't 
>remember if it set seeds. I will check next season.
>happy holidays

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