Hesperocallis undulata

Josh Young joshy46013@yahoo.com
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 16:11:12 PDT
Ohhh, if Jim can't grow it I am very much out of luck!

I'll just admire it from the pictures :)


From: J.E. Shields <jshields@indy.net>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wed, August 4, 2010 7:05:54 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Hesperocallis undulata

Josh and all,

I've had one for years.  It makes a leaf or two in some years, nothing at all in 
most years.  It has never bloomed, and it may well be dead now -- I have not 
dumped it out in the last several years.

I grow it (if that's what you want to call storing it in a dry pot for years at 
a time without visible growth) in a deep pot in nearly pure sand.  It sits 
outdoors in most summers and gets natural rain.  Some years it sits inside the 
greenhouse for the whole year.

I clearly don't know how to grow it.

Jim Shields
in hot, humid, miserable central Indiana

At 03:36 PM 8/4/2010 -0700Josh wrote:
> Has anyone been able to keep this plant alive?  It is for sure a very
> interesting plant with foliage and bloom interest!

Jim Shields            USDA Zone 5            Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344    or      toll-free 1-866-449-3344 in USA


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