Clivias Continue Blooming

J.E. Shields
Sun, 07 Mar 2010 06:41:09 PST
More and more clivias are blooming in the greenhouse.  The star for the 
week may be a red seedling from Keith Hammett breeding, Keith's #82065.  In 
our climate, there is not enough sunshine in winter to bring the red color 
in the flowers of red clivias to the intensity you see in Southern 
California or South Africa.  So when a plant blooms and actually looks 
almost red here, it is noteworthy.

I'm also in love with the pink and peach colors in Clivia.  One of my 
Solomone Pink plants, #2013, bloomed for what seems like the first time 
ever, and it really looks "pink" -- kind of a light rose pink perhaps.

Among the peach types, a new bloom here is Chubb's 'Pretty Pink' (a seed 
strain out of 'Wittig Pink') which is a beautiful pale peach blend.

I have pictures of these in my blog at:…

I'll be adding more pictures almost every day this week as bloom reaches 
peak in my greenhouse.

Best wishes,
Jim Shields
in Westfield, Indiana, where this is the third day in a row with the sun 
shining; but Spring showers are coming this afternoon.

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

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