Ismene amancaes

Jacob Knecht
Mon, 05 Jul 2010 01:45:06 PDT
Thank you Lee for sharing your experiences with this species.

I thought I would add links to some pictures:

- habitat picture (in the rain apparently)…
- an interesting set of photos:…

Jacob Knecht

On 4 July 2010 20:45, Lee Poulsen <> wrote:

>  I got some seeds of Ismene amancaes from Charles Hardman a few years ago
> when his main plant of it finally flowered after something like 20 years. I
> now have a couple of bulbs of it that seem to be growing well, but only one
> has flowered for me a only once so far. They grow very differently than the
> previously mentioned ones, popping up in late spring and going dormant a few
> months later. Other than that it isn't very difficult to grow. I keep them
> completely dry during the winter. Also their foliage is much less tough than
> the hybrids and breaks or tears very easily. I've read that there is a
> concerted effort to repopulate them in their native Peru and they are
> planting thousands of seeds every year in nurseries and replanting a large
> protected native region far outside of Lima somewhere that is now a national
> park or plant refuge. None of my email queries into availability of seeds or
> bulbs for purchase has been responded to. The yellow of I. amancaes is
> intense and beautiful.
> --Lee Poulsen
> Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10A
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