Shipping Plants "In The Green" Causing Dormancy?

Adam Fikso
Mon, 02 Aug 2010 22:16:01 PDT
No, it doesn't cause them to go dormant as a group.   Some maybe.  And it 
may be related not onlyu to the genus and species of tgeh ulb concerned, but 
to the specific phase that an bulb is actually in when it was shipped,  and 
how long it was in the dark,  If it was in the beginning of  or near the 
beginning  of its active spring growth , it is likely to have little effect, 
(in my personal experience).

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Josh Young" <>
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Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 9:52 PM
Subject: [pbs] Shipping Plants "In The Green" Causing Dormancy?

> Hi Guys :)
>    I've received a few plants this summer shipped in the green, will this 
> cause
> a plant to go dormant?  A few of them arrived with just yellow tips and 
> slowly
> the rest of the bulb seems to be going dormant, has anyone else noticed 
> this
> happening?  I guess if they're bare root and dark that would throw them 
> into
> dormancy!  I'm fairly new to bulbs other than the usual and I'm worried 
> that
> they wont come back :(   The ones I have that are yellowing are Brunsvigia
> Grandiflora, Clinanthus Variegatus and Rauhia Decora!  Obviously I've 
> re-potted
> them all in very well draining mixes with Crushed Granite, Fir Bark, 
> Charcoal,
> Pumice and Promix, it drains very well and I'm using wicks in the bottoms 
> of the
> pots to keep them from holding too much water in the bottoms.
> Thanks Guys :)
> Sorry if this question seems really dumb :(  I'm learning!
> Josh
> Anderson IN
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