AW: [pbs] Homeria collina

Hans und Babs Joschko
Sun, 21 Nov 2004 14:29:17 PST
Hi plantfriends ,
I'm not a long time a member in this group - and this is the first that I
read about Homeria - this plants are not offered here in Germany . Is
anybody here in this who has surplus of this plants ? Maybe we can swap or I
will pay . Please contact me privat .
With best wishes

-----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
Von: []Im
Auftrag von
Gesendet: Sonntag, 21. November 2004 21:13
Betreff: [pbs] Homeria collina


I got some corms about 18-20 months ago, from an email garden friend.  We
traded daylilies for Homeria and Lycoris.

I potted them up, and they grew a little, but they didn't get lush in the
months before hot, wet summer set in.  I dried them down for 4-5 months and
then brought them out for last winter--they were in a small clay pot (7-8
inches) and in soil that was about 60% coarse sand and perlite.  They did OK
winter and then I dried them down this past June.

I don't know if they will take summer here.  June was a mess with rain every
day and sticky humidity in between, with nights around 75 F (24 C) and days
near 95 F (35 C).  Such temperatures are nothing like the   H. collina has a
reputation as a weed in some climates, so perhaps it is very forgiving and
do fine here in summer if provided with adequate drainage.

The corms have been outside now since mid-October (winter 2) and I repotted
them up into a 10 inch clay pot (double soil volume, and provided a bit
soil mix around the original soil ball.  The plants have responded
well--suddenly taller than ever before at 18-20 inches.  I'll keep the pot
on the sunny
front porch; the corms did well there last year, happily enduring
down to 25 F (-4 C).  This fall I have provided dilute fertilizer--first 1/2
strength fish emulsion and then, 4 weeks later, 1/4 strength 20-20-20 with

The foliage is attractive, grasslike, sometimes a bit pendant, richly green
but with a hint of blue on a cloudy day like today.  The grasslike leaves
good in a terra cotta pot.  Mine have not flowered, perhaps this coming
they will do so.  I understand yellow forms exist; mine are supposed to be
orange and I'll look around for yellow eventually.


Conroe Joe
zone 9a, 5-7 inches of rain this week, lows near 60 F, highs near 75 F
greater Houston, TX area
pbs mailing list

More information about the pbs mailing list