Seed from Ismene Festalis

David Ehrlich
Mon, 29 Nov 2010 09:44:51 PST
Hi Jim,
  I'm the one who sent you the seed.  My xfestalis produced two seeds this year; 
I sent you one, and planted the other myself.  Alas, a bird plucked mine out and 
devoured it before it germinated.

  I'm glad you wrote about it -- I was wondering how it was progressing.  You 
have to be careful with the seedling now -- while it has rooted, this is its 
dormant time, and it can rot if kept too moist.  It won't leaf out until late 
spring - early summer.  At least, that's how my earlier xfestalis seedlings 

  I don't know how long it will take to get to blooming size; mine have not yet 
reached that size.  I'm quite anxious to see it flower -- whether it is true to 
type, especially as xfestalis is supposed to be a sterile hybrid.

David E.

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