Q: re What's blooming Week of 2 November

NICHOLAS DE ROTHSCHILD nikko123@btinternet.com
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 03:51:55 PDT
Very interested to note that your nerines are flowering 2nd week in Nov. as ours were very early this year with those named varieties flowering here 1st week October.

We have a theory: that nerine flowering is triggered by day/night temperature fluctuation.... so my question is this: Where you are when did the day/night temperatures start to fluctuate with significant night-time lows.... we think 15-20 degrees over three or more nights starts the flower spike to grow.... but we don't really have a clue.

We don't think it is to do with light levels, it might be to do with humidity but that would have to be subtle. We know glasshouse/greenhouse height plays a part- ours is high and airy and thus we flowered 3 weeks earlier than those kept at RHS Wisley where the glasshouse height is a couple of meters lower.


From: bulborum botanicum <bulborum@gmail.com>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, 3 November 2011, 16:42
Subject: Re: [pbs] What's blooming Week of 2 November

I love all those list with names


2011/11/3 J.E. Shields <jshields@indy.net>:
> Nothing outdoors here in central Indiana.
> In the greenhouse, Lachenalia rubida rubra is in bloom, as are some nerines:
> Nerine sarniensis 'Garnet Glory'
> Nerine sarniensis 'Inchmery Kate'
> Nerine sarniensis 'Koho'
> Nerine sarniensis 'Miss Willmott'
> Nerine sarniensis 'Uganda'
> I'm always amazed when the sarniensis hybrids prove to have survived
> another summer here; and if some of them even go on to bloom, it seems
> truly a miracle!
> Jim Shields
> in central Indiana
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