Hesperantha vaginata

Shmuel Silinsky gardenbetter@gmail.com
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:35:25 PDT
Thanks, Mike,

I live in Jerusalem Israel - climate like the San Fernando Valley and
winter rain, dry summer.

>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
>of moisture during the summer.

I strongly believe that dew plays a bigger factor in xeric environments
than is usually acknowledged. I leave bulbs in their pots and lightly
sprinkle when dormant. Not enough to reach the bulb, but it does get the
soil humidity up. I do the same thing for dormant cacti and succulents and
it usually works well. With bulbs I don't have enough experience to really
tell people to do it, I'll see how my Chilean bulbs come out this winter,
though the Atacama has a lot more "dew" than South African areas....

Jerusalem Israel

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