Veltheimia brac. aurea

Glen Lord
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 18:18:59 PDT
That pot that I got from you sent up 4 flower stalks from 3 bulbs this year

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 9:50 PM, Matt Mattus <> wrote:

> I must be lucky, the strain I have of a a yellow Veltheimia bracteata is
> very strong, in fact, stronger than my pink forms. The foliage is more
> fleshy, green and a bit more fragile than the other strains, but he plant
> and the floral display is taller than the pink forms in my collection.
> I purchased one bulb eight years ago, and each bulb divides into two or
> three bulbs with each years growth. Last year, I have six pots, and I ended
> up sharing them with friends. I then thought that I gave all of them away,
> but I then found a smaller bulb that was as offset, and now it has matured,
> bloomed, and has divided into two bulbs.
> This year, those bulbs have matured to their full size ( about 3.5 inches
> in
> diameter, which is considerably larger than my other Veltheimia bracteata
> and V. bracteata rose-alba). The flower stems are also about twice as tall
> as my pink forms.
> I don't remember where I purchased this bulb, perhaps Telos, but you can
> see
> photos of it on my blog or on my Flickr page. My Rose-Alba form is much
> weaker, but still floriferous. I divided all of my Veltheimia this past
> autumn, so they are all a little small this year, but now I have far too
> many. I will be sharing them in the late summer with PBS BX ( but, sorry,
> no
> yellow since I gave them all away but those two!).
> Matt Mattus
> Worcester, MA
> 01607
> In Zone 5, where we had 6.5 inches of snow today.
> On 4/1/11 4:23 PM, "AW" <> wrote:
> > Dear Jude,
> >
> > I find the 'yellow' form a weaker growing plant, but it does bloom
> reliably.
> > The only d
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