Drimia (Urginea) maritima blooming time

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Mon, 05 Sep 2011 10:25:42 PDT
Also, it was unusually cool in this are (Pasadena/Arcadia) for an extremely extended period of time this year. I could not believe how long some of my winter-growers kept their leaves. Some of my Amaryllis belladonna were still in full leaf into the middle of July. I think my Urginea maritima also kept their leaves until mid-July. Mine haven't sent up scapes yet. I have a few blossoms *still* on one of my Conanthera campanulata and it hasn't received any moisture since early June. My first Amaryllis scape is just showing (although up in the hills where there are some old clumps of them growing completely wild, those are in full bloom at the moment). So I think the unusual weather we had earlier this year might have something to do with this.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m

On Sep 5, 2011, at 9:34 AM, Ken wrote:

> Hello Andrew,
> Hmmm ... you may be on to something with the irrigation issue.  I provide no additional water after the rains stop here (usually by April) ... but the specimens at both the Huntington and the LA Arboretum in Arcadia clearly are located where they receive supplemental Summertime water.
> Ken

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