Tim Harvey
Wed, 31 Jan 2007 11:15:06 PST

For nice compact leaves, and assuming you have mature bulbs, I find a heavy 
first couple of waterings and then keeping plants dry produces the best 

L. zebrina - I grow this in a rockery much easier than pots. I suspect the 
bulb wants to be deep.

Tim in Thousand Oaks, also mourning many plants.

>From: "" <>
>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Lachenalia
>Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 18:53:39 GMT
>I figured high light would be good...and here in the not always sunny
>northeast, I've given them pretty intense artificial light and still
>have leaves like a Dutch Lop Ear. Perhaps because it's their first year
>here? I'll withhold judgment on them until next year (and will see if
>they bloom this year--I think I have buds on the way).
>Carlo A. Balistrieri  (
>The Gardens at Turtle Point
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