Mary Sue Ittner
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 06:27:00 PDT
Like Lee I too tried to grow one of these in a different season. It 
was changing hemispheres and I got conflicting advice about when it 
was supposed to grow. But it had a mind of its own and in spite of my 
attempts to make it grow late spring-summer like Lee's plants it is a 
winter grower. I've never gotten mine to bloom.  And I've struggled 
to find the best way to grow it as it didn't seem to appreciate our 
heavy winter rainfall, but seemed to need more light than it got in 
the greenhouse. The last couple of years I've grown it outside, but 
sheltered from the rain. There was a flowering stalk once and I was 
very excited about it. But it shriveled and died as did the leaves. 
The bulb had a Narcissus bulb fly grub eating out the middle. There 
were offsets left however. But no blooms from them yet. It's one of 
those plants I keep giving one more year to bloom before I send it 
off to the BX.

Mary Sue

Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers 

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