Rigidella (aka: Tigridia) orthantha

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Mon, 02 Jan 2006 22:48:41 PST
On Jan 2, 2006, at 4:40 PM, Dennis Kramb wrote:

> I tried this plant a couple years ago from Collectors Nursery, but  
> it died
> after 2 years without blooming.  I would like to try it again, but  
> it's no
> longer available.  (If memory serves, the original owners sold the  
> business
> a couple years ago.)  Do any PBS members grow it?  Please contact me
> off-list if you have any plants/seeds for sale/trade.

I also purchased this bulb from Collectors Nursery 2 years ago (now  
closer to 3), and it never sprouted that year nor the year after. I  
checked at the end of each year, and the bulb was still there and  
still seemed just fine, so I kept replanting it and leaving the pot  
to try again. This year it finally sprouted, late, but sent up a  
couple of leaves. No bloom. It's still in leaf, so it should have  
been able to grow or store some additional food this year. Maybe this  
next growing season it will finally bloom? I also received some seeds  
of it this year, and those have sprouted and are still in leaf. (We  
haven't had any good frosts yet this winter. Although we're finally  
getting a decent amount of that rain they've been getting up north;  
just in time to fall on the Rose Parade in town for the first time in  
50+ years.)

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA, USDA Zone 10a

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