Lycoris and Rain - A theory

James Waddick
Thu, 09 Aug 2007 08:06:27 PDT
Dear all;
	About a week ago, on Aug 5, 06 I wrote :

	""The notes about bloom remind me about our brutal hot dry 
summer. I have three Lycoris in bloom"

	Species and cvs are extremely spotty- one here, one there and 
very few with multiple stems- L.chinensis, L. longituba, some 
hybrids. I will guess that like last year, when we get a good soaking 
rain we'll have a much better show."

	Last night we had almost 1 1/4 inch of rain. Maybe too much 
of it ran off, but some soaked in. Will this bring a new flush of 
Lycoris bloom as I think or was the spring freeze too damaging to 
make a difference, now.?

	I suspect that within a matter of days we'll see more blooms, 
but as the temps continue to hover around 100F (with THI of 106 - 
108) it may just be too extreme.

	Stay tuned.		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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