Cyrtanthus herrei

Eugene Zielinski
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 21:11:52 PDT
I can't really offer any advice on growing C. herrei, but it is pictured
and discussed briefly in John Manning's and Colin Paterson-Jones' beautiful
coffee table book, Southern African Wild Flowers, Jewels of the Veld (p.
157).  C. herrei is found in Paradyskloof, a deep gorge in the
Richtersveld, which is also the home of Amaryllis paradisicola.  Both grow
on the northern walls of the kloof, which remain "almost perpetually
shaded."  They also mention that this gorge is "one of the few places where
permanent pools linger through the summers."
You can view parts of this book online (including p.157) through Google

Eugene Zielinski
Augusta, Georgia

> [Original Message]
> From: Ken 
> Date: 7/21/2009 7:55:51 PM
> Subject: [pbs] Cyrtanthus herrei
> I just potted up a few loose bulblets from around my Cyrtanthus herrei
which had been uprooted by an animal (probably a skunk) which had been
digging near the bulbs.  Each had a single root attached, which I left in
place and appear otherwise healthy.  The main bulb has never bloomed for me
... perhaps because the spot its in has grown somewhat shady.  They seem to
remain everygreen for me here in San Diego.  Should these be in full sun? 
and should I be giving periodic H2O through the summer?  I understand these
are from Southern Namibia/Northern Cape province of SA., but it is not
described in the 'Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs'.   Any advice would be
> Ken
> San Diego, CA
> zone 10-11
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