Giant Urgineas available?

Leo Martin
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 08:44:01 PDT
They're warm-dormant cool growers and bloom late summer, so you
probably won't find them in big-box stores in the spring. I have one
that flowers each fall but doesn't seem self-fertile. I bought it many
years ago as a seedling from Gene Joseph at Living Stones in Tucson. I
have three more bought as seedlings from the Huntington. One or more
may be large enough to bloom in fall 2015. If I get two blooming at
the same time I'll pollinate them and send seed to Dell.

They don't mind our summer temperatures so long as they don't get
supplemental water and are in the shade. Our limited summer rain is
OK. I grow them in large containers so I can move them into the
carport for the summer, in shade and out of hose's way.

Mine have been undamaged in their containers by overnight frosts to
the mid teens F / -10C, even with wet soil. Our daytime winter
temperatures are always well above freezing. Their leaves are
yellowing now after several weeks with daytime highs around 90F / 30C.
Our nights are still cool, but that will change in a month or so.

Leo Martin
Zone 9?
Phoenix Arizona USA

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