pbs] Ferraria

Paul Licht plicht@berkeley.edu
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 16:27:03 PDT
  For what it's worth, I have the same problem often when I 
grow them in pots but you can't stop them from blooming and 
expanding in the ground: a well draining soil with little 
summer water in full sun (here in Berkeley which may be your 

Paul Licht, Director
University of California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

On 8/26/2010 3:40 PM, Marguerite English wrote:
> As I was sorting through the bulbs, I found a container of 
> Ferraria crispa that I got from the BX several years ago.  
> It has never bloomed, but keeps throwing off bulbs.  I 
> have had it in a ten inch wide and deep container and 
> treat it like the other tender bulbs.(feed once lightly 
> and start water when leaves show; water it modearatly 
> until they die back, let it dry in summer.
> Are there other tricks to make it perform?         Marguerite
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