Research Question on Zephyranthes grandiflora

Paul T.
Sat, 06 Dec 2008 17:07:04 PST
>1.  Is there a period after transplanting during which flowering does
>not occur?  How long do we wait?
>2.  Is flowering sensitive to the daylength?
>3.  and the big question:  Does anyone have clues into the nature of the
>flowering?  There is not much scientific literature out there and the
>two main sources are a little dated and conflict.


I seem to recall that someone here in Australia keeps their 
rainlilies dry for 6 weeks then soaks the pot in water overnight, 
triggering flowering within the next few days.  The keep this cycle 
going throughout the summer months, getting heaps of flowers every 6 
weeks.  I've never tried this myself, but apparently it worked for 
him.  Now if I could just remember who it was so I could put you in 
touch with them. <sigh>


Paul T.
Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9

Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world 
including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, 
Galanthus, Irises, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about 
anything else that doesn't move!! 

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