Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. katherinae

Diana Chapman
Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:15:01 PDT
Doug is right.  I get fed up with the dying leaves in late winter and tear 
them off (carefully!), a bit like I treat Veltheimia.

I looked up the source of my bulbs and they were grown from Silverhill 
seeds.  I do remember buying a five gallon pot somewhere many years ago BT 
(Before Telos).  It grew and bloomed well, but when I started to recognize 
virus disease, I realized it was virused, and dumped it.  It was probably 
from the commercial source that Jim McKinney mentioned.


> From what I've read, it sounds like one is evergreen and one is
> deciduous."

Doug, what say you?

Basically, that is true. 75 to 80% of S. m. k hold their leaves and
pseudostem through the year until the "new" is ready to appear.  At
that time, the old "dies" away and the "new" starts up. Shortly
thereafter, the "flower spike" appears. The "bulb" of this one is
somewhere between a bulb and a risome.

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