Last Blooms

J.E. Shields
Mon, 26 Sep 2005 10:28:55 PDT
Hi Angelo and all,

I have a few Haemanthus blooming here, too; but not in the ground.

The Haemanthus albiflos started blooming in late August and have 
continued.  I probably have a few too many pots of them!

In the greenhouse, a couple of Haemanthus coccineus, started as seed 8 
years ago, are starting to bloom.  Two H. barkerae are blooming, and one H. 
crispus is going to flower.

I'm excited, as these are the first blooms on these particular batches of 
H. coccineus and for the crispus.   The H. crispus bulb is tiny, barely 
over an inch in diameter.  It came from Guy Wrinkle as "bloom size" a 
couple years ago.  It is slightly larger than my seed-grown bulbs of 
crispus, none of which has bloomed yet.

The Crinum moorei (in 5-gal. containers) bloomed out in August and have now 
shed their leaves, even though the weather has remained wet and warm right 
up till now.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

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