Scadoxus multiflorus culture

Jim McKenney
Mon, 21 Nov 2005 17:46:54 PST
Mary Sue Ittner wrote of Scadoxus multiflorus: " The leaves persist through
our wet winter 
even if I shelter them from the rain which I usually do to prevent disease.

That's interesting, because it's not what I would have expected based on
what I've seen here. My plants seemed to ripen their foliage naturally and
quickly last week. They had plenty of moisture; the foliage began to yellow
about two weeks ago and three days ago it all collapsed. 

The foliage was very lush this year - probably because the plants were
included in a near daily watering routine. They were grown outside in full
sun in our infamous heat and humidity - and seemed to love it (to put it

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where an errant Sternbergia
lutea came into bloom yesterday, many weeks after its congeners.

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