Starting winter growing seed-Tecophilaea cyanocrocus

Mary Sue Ittner
Wed, 11 Feb 2004 21:19:23 PST
Dear All,

I added Bill's picture of his thousands of seedlings to the wiki 
Tecophilaea page:…

I checked my pot today and it looks like I'm going to have more than one 
flower in bloom in a few days. Since I love blue flowers if you listen 
carefully you may hear me exclaiming since I've looked forward to this 
event for a long time.

One thing really interests me. Lee Poulsen says that his plants always make 
a lot of offsets. Do they have to be a certain size to do this? Or do some 
do this and not others. The ones I have been (slowly) growing from seed 
have never made offsets. I've lost maybe one or two of the three varieties 
from my initial sowing, but mostly the number of corms has remained stable 
after the second year. As I said before in my experience some seeds come up 
the first year and some the second year even after spending a dry summer.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers

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