Homeria collina

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Sun, 21 Nov 2004 13:02:20 PST
Dear Joe,

My brother grew Homeria in the ground in Houston for a number of years and 
really loved them. Eventually they dwindled, but where he had them planted 
it was very shady so don't know if it was that or something else. He was 
sorry to lose them.

I find a lot of the Moraea, Homeria types, that I grow are much happier in 
the ground than in a pot. They bloom better for one thing. I grew them in 
raised beds in Stockton in clay soil where I had perennials and they did 
fine with regular summer water (the raised beds may have helped some and 
the perennials may have taken up some of the moisture, but the soil was 
clay) while they were dormant.

I believe these are only allowed in states where they can be weedy like 
California. At least I recall Jim Duggan saying he wasn't supposed to ship 
them out of state. Otherwise I'd send you some to try planting out as I 
have some that got dug up when we worked on our septic system.

Mary Sue

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