Hesperocallis undulata

Adam Fikso adam14113@ameritech.net
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 16:40:13 PDT
Midwest humidity is probably too much for Hesperocallis undulata.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Josh Young" <joshy46013@yahoo.com>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 6:11 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Hesperocallis undulata

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 
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 
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 
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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