Cryptostephanus blooming now?

J.E. Shields
Fri, 04 Sep 2009 06:39:16 PDT
I grow my Cryptostephanus vansonii in the Clivia greenhouse.  The vansonii 
seem to bloom at odd times throughout the year, but probably mainly in 
winter.  Maybe I should start keeping track of when they bloom?

Jim Shields
in central Indiana, USA

At 05:55 PM 9/3/2009 -0500, you wrote:
>Dear Friends,
>         I was surprised to see a tiny pale flower in a shady area and
>traced it back to a plant of Cryptostephanus vansonii. This is the
>'pink' form although in the current warm weather I doubt it will show
>much pink color.
>         This hasn't bloomed for me all that often and I seem to
>recall it blooming in spring, not late summer. I checked out the wiki
>         and see that Lee Poulsen blooms his in Oct. so maybe this
>isn't so far off.
>         What is the usual bloom time in northern gardens? Any other reports?
>                 Thanks  Jim W.

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