Lachenalia montana

Max Withers
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:16:05 PDT
I've noticed that Graham Duncan recommends setting fire to a thin layer of
twigs/leaves over these species before they break dormancy. An argument for
clay pots!
On Apr 27, 2012 9:31 PM, "Tim Chapman" <> wrote:

> Randy,
> This is one of the few species that is said to be pyrophytic.  Perhaps
> blooming could be induced with the liquid smoke stuff used in other fire
> dependent plant species???
> Tim Chapman
> >
> > One that has never bloomed for me is L. montana, which I have had for six
> > years.  This year it put out the most robust growth I have ever seen from
> > it, though the leaves were narrower, and always have been, from what is
> > pictured in the PBS Wiki.  I had repotted the bulbs last autumn after two
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