Calochortus kennedyi

Alberto Castillo
Fri, 01 May 2009 19:35:49 PDT


    Raising desert Calochorti from seed in this humid climate has proved impossible. Despite this, bulbs of the orange form of C. kennedyi lived for over a decade quite easily in pure grit in clay pots plunged in very gritty soil, in full sun. These were collected by Wayne I think in the Mojave. 


    They flowered regularly each spring, and the substance of the flowers was odd, like rubber. Of course they were large, stunning and the orange somewhat fluo. 


     I wonder if some of our friends living in desertic areas (like Leo) could not raise a handful of seed and later distribute the bulbs that, as said, are amazingly docile and undemanding. 




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