A Nerine Experience

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Mon, 27 Sep 2004 17:53:51 PDT
At 06:19 PM 9/27/2004 EDT, Conroe Joe  wrote:

>Each flower stalk lasted 2-3 weeks-maybe Nerine flowers are long lived or 
>maybe it was the cool nights (near 30-35 F) that helped the flowers last
so long.

I'm having the same experience here in steam bath Maryland: a Nerine
sarniensis which began to bloom during the second week of September is
still blooming.

Not only are they long lasting, they seem to darken a bit as they age
instead of fading. 

On the other hand, I still don't see buds on Nerine bowdenii.

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where some late planted
tuberoses are about to bloom. 

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