What's blooming this week

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:04:08 PDT
My climate and Mary Sue's isn't very different but my Orthrosanthus
chimboracensis has already set seeds (they're on their way to the BX right
now actually).

Hesperoxiphion peruvianum is a wonderful plant. I've had it for three years
in a 1 gallon pot, and it refused to bloom for me until this year when I put
it into a larger 3 gallon pot. The flowers as Mary Sue said are large,
elegant, and beautiful. The only drawback is that it opens at 9am and fades
about noon. It is still worth growing though. Look for it in a future BX
because Mary Sue usually sends in seed and I will too this winter. Here is a
photo. It is pollinated by hoover flies in my growing area:

Berkeley, CA where rain and cool nights are waking up many bulbs.

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 5:28 PM, Mary Sue Ittner <msittner@mcn.org> wrote:

> Hesperoxiphion peruvianum - This one had six of those gorgeous big
> short lived flowers open yesterday.
> Orthrosanthus chimboracensis

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