Lycoris versus Amaryllis

James Waddick
Fri, 14 Dec 2007 14:24:06 PST
>Although I remember Bill Welch reporting that his Amaryllis
>belladonna put on their best performance the one summer they
>accidentally received some irrigation.....
>At 03:14 PM 12/14/2007, Jim Waddick wrote:
>>          Amaryllis usually prefers a dry summer (baking), whereas
>>Lycoris does not want to dry out as completely and tolerates/prefers
>  >summer moisture.

Dear Russell,
	The one and only time I ever got bloom on A. belladonna was 
the year I stuck a pot out in the hot sun and never purposely watered 
it - just a bit of summer rains. I got rid of most bulbs, but found a 
couple pots coming up and growing now in my cool greenhouse.
	Most people outside of S. Cal and W. Coast don't have much 
luck with this, I think.

		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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