Sternbergia candida

Jane McGary
Wed, 14 Jan 2004 15:03:54 PST
I have posted a photo of Sternbergia candida on the wiki:…

The flowers are not yet open, but I photographed them today (Jan. 14) 
because I'm going out of town and didn't know what shape they'd be in when 
I return. More later if they still look good on Monday.

I have often complained about this very rare Turkish species not flowering, 
but apparently this bulb simply took this long to bloom here in gloomy 
Oregon. I planted the seeds in 1997 after buying them from the Archibalds. 
The flowering bulb was quite large when I repotted it last summer and 
appeared to be about to split, and as you can see it has two flowering 
stems. There is a smaller bulb in the pot that is not flowering yet, but at 
least I can hope now!

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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