blooming now - weedy Oxalis, Hymenocalis(?) and Hippeastrum x'Papilio'
Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:49:12 PST

My Papilio is in full bloom right now - only 2 blooms this time around - first time with this guy, so I couldn't say if this is unusual, or if the flowering period was unusual. 



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Subject: Re: [pbs] blooming now - weedy Oxalis, Hymenocalis(?) and Hippeastrum x'Papilio'


The oxalis looks like O. purpurea. I don't regard it as weedy here in San

Diego. At least, it's nowhere near as bad as some of the other ones we've

discussed in past month or so. In fact, I encourage it. The rodents do not

seem to dig it up, something I cannot say is true for many other oxalis

species. It forms small clumps and looks very pretty among trees.

Considering the rains and cool temperatures we've had, the Hymenocallis

looks excellent.

I find 'Papilio' strange when it comes to its blooming time. Some years it

blooms in September, even though it's meant to bloom in March or so. This

year mine are starting to make a move but they're probably a month away.

They are in part shade at this time of year, which does slow them down a



San Diego 

Besides the very weedy O.pes-caprae, I have this pretty and somewhat less

weedy Oxalis species blooming now, with pink flowers and redish stems:


What I believe to be Hymenocalis is also blooming now, albeit quite beaten

down by recent heavy rains:


and finally a Hippeastrum x'Papilio' ... seemingly blooming 2 months early. 

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San Diego,  CA

USDA zone 10



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