Rhodophiala bifida

Leo A. Martin leo@possi.org
Fri, 07 Sep 2007 09:55:27 PDT
> From: Mary Sue Ittner
> Hi,
> Patty and I traded some bulbs. She sent me some of her Rhodophiala that
> are so happy in Central Texas and they are not happy in coastal northern
> California. I don't even know if they are still here. If Bob Werra can
> bloom them and I can't, it could be heat in summer they need. I don't know
> if it cools off at night in Ukiah where Bob lives as much as it does here,
> but it is definitely hotter during the day.
> ...
> rainlilies that I can't get to bloom either.
> ...
> Amaryllis belladonna

Rh. b. returns, blooms and increases year after year for me in a bed of
mostly clay soil receiving regular summer watering.

Rain lilies do very well here just about anywhere. The flowers last longer
in afternoon shade.

Amaryllis belladonna grows and increases well, but bloom is rare.

It gets very hot here in Phoenix, probably hotter than most of your climates.

I remember hiking in the N California coastal area when I was in school in
San Francisco. When it was really warm the slugs came out.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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