Hesperantha vaginata

Michael Mace michaelcmace@gmail.com
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:35:54 PDT
Shmuel wrote:

>I have a psckage of 9 H. vaginata bulbs 

Lucky you!

>How many would you put on what size pot and how close together?

Up to five bulbs in an 8-inch (20 cm) pot, evenly spaced like the lug nuts
on a car wheel.

>Would one still use a loose, fast draining mix in a pot?

Yes.  Where do you live?  I've had trouble getting this species to bloom
reliably in San Jose, CA, and I've heard the same problem from Bob Werra,
who lives a couple of hours north of me.  We've both been spectacularly
successful in a couple of years and totally unsuccessful the rest of the
time.  So we're missing something.

I sometimes wonder if this might be a species that prefers to get a tiny bit
of moisture during the summer.

San Jose, CA

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