Hippeastrum papilio

Del Allegood npublici@yahoo.com
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 08:16:46 PST
I have more than ten clones of Papilio.All are evergreen,in the sense that the leaves are green year round,but all go dormant in the summertime.It varies from April to June,as to starting time and can be up to three months of dormancy.They just stop growing new leaves.Some will wilt somewhat and lose some color,to look less attractive.They will rot if they are not well drained,especially when dormant and don't need as much water when dormant. Del--- On Sun, 12/2/12, Ellen Hornig <hornig@oswego.edu> wrote:

From: Ellen Hornig <hornig@oswego.edu>
Subject: Re: [pbs] Hippeastrum papilio
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:25 PM

Mine is most definitely evergreen, or tries to be.  It was in leaf all
summer, it's in leaf now, and despite being kept quite cold (or possibly
because if it) it seems to be putting out new growth.

Just to place it: it dates back to when H. papilio was being sold by
Wayside Gardens, and my mother sent me three.  That was probably - what? -
20 or 30 years ago?


On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 9:58 AM, jonathan <fatsia1234-pbs1@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Alberto and Hans-Werner have stated that H. papilio is summer-dormant.  On
> the Wiki, in the third paragraph of the "show more" section for H. papilio,
> it is described as being evergreen.  Is there variability?
> Jonathan
> Alachua/Gainesville Florida, z8b/9a
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Ellen Hornig
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