Sternbergia lutea

Joyce Miller
Wed, 08 Sep 2004 09:33:48 PDT
Hi All,
         In Sacramento, California, my Sternbergia lutea is just about out 
of bloom.  USDA 9.  It is my harbinger that Fall and cool is only two 
months away.
Wx predicted to be 104 today. Agh!
         After several years of trying, I have given up on Lycoris 
almost.  Years ago, bulbs from China through James Waddick never came 
up.  I think they returned to China.  L. aurea, so lovely, I went in the 
yard frequently during the day to view it.  Magnificent.  Never 
returned.  Lycoris cultivars from Lauw bloomed beautifully the first year 
but never returned.  More recently, a friend gave me some L. radiata from 
his parent's farm.  They were not planted till the following spring, and 
were in poor condition.  Then I heard L. radiata was about the only one 
that would survive our hot summers.  Miraculously, 2003 brought a leaf from 
two of the bulbs.  This year, one leaf and one bloom.

Kind regards,  Joyce Miller

Joyce E. Miller
Zone USDA 9A Summer highs 100+degrees F for several to many days.  Winter 
lows 27 degrees F  

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