Calochortus syntrophus

Mary Sue Ittner
Sun, 12 Jun 2011 07:26:13 PDT
I grow Calochortus syntrophus and it is a beautiful species and one 
that usually blooms for me. It has been my experience that like a lot 
of bulbs, not every Calochortus bulb comes up every year and even the 
ones that do come up don't always bloom. Living in an area with very 
high rainfall and winter humidity I do much better with some species 
than others. Although I haven't done an exact study on this,  I 
think, as might be expected, I do better with ones that come from 
areas where they would get more rainfall during their growing season. 
Even if I grow some of the southern California species sheltered from 
the rain, they don't perform well. I have had very poor luck with 
Calochortus I have planted in the ground, even the ones that are 
native to the area where I live. Those same species do fine in deep 
wooden pots exposed to the elements.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers 

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