WG: Pancratium maritimum

Markus Breier markus.breier@gmx.de
Sat, 17 Jan 2009 10:06:37 PST
Hi Kathleen, 

Pancratium maritimum grows in Southern Europe in nearly pure sand on the
dunes next to the sea. I have seen the bulbs standing about 20-40cm (8-16
inch) deep in the ground - no necessity in culture! Mine are growing in 15cm
high pots.
The substrate should contain just a very small amount of organic material.
And very well drainage! Otherwise it will start to rot.  - You could put the
bulbs on the substrate and fill the rest of the pot with gravel. So the
bulbs themselves stand rather dry. They dislike being replanted. Take a
bigger pot and leave them for some years. 

This specie loves very much sun. It cannot get too much. 

During summer they usually go dormant and leaves appears after flowering in
late summer/ early autumn. In winter they naturally grow at temperatures of
5-15°C (40-60°F).

Kind regards
Markus Breier

Dachau, Bavaria, Southern Germany

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] Im
Auftrag von Fred Biasella
Gesendet: Samstag, 17. Januar 2009 14:35
An: 'Pacific Bulb Society'
Betreff: Re: [pbs] Pancratium maritimum

Hi Kathleen,


I just got some as well and I planted them in mix of ProMix potting soil,
small fir bark, granite chips and sand. I have them growing under lights
with my African Violets and their cousins in my heated front (southern
exposed) porch. The four seeds I received were potted up, watered and a
clear plastic dome was placed over the seeds until they sprouted. They have
all sprouted and the leaves are about 2" to 3" long and grass like and a
small bulb is beginning to form at the soil level. So far so good, but I'll
let you know what happens from this point on.     


Warm Regards,

Fred Biasella

Cambridge (Boston) MA


....and boy is it COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!





-----Original Message-----
From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org]
On Behalf Of Kathleen Sayce
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 8:31 PM
To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [pbs] Pancratium maritimum


Having just gotten some Pancratium maritimum seed from the PBS BX,  

I'd like to hear from members who are familiar with this species  

about the seed germinating and bulb growing conditions that have  

worked for them.




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