Amaryllis belladonna

Paul Licht
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:24:11 PDT
When I started gardening years ago, I was told that these Amaryllis
absolutely could not take summer warmer when dormant, at best they wouldn't
last loing. . Over the years, I've found that the biggest, most dividing
and earliest blooming ones are those in the middle of my regular garden
where they get a little summer water.  For example, the water ones have
been in full bloom for awhile already and the unwatered ones haven't even
started to bud yet.  I also find that the colored cultivars (different
whites, deep reds, etc) tend to bloom later than the standards.

Paul (in SF Bay Area)

Paul Licht, Director
University of California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 1:20 PM, AW <> wrote:

> We had rain here over a week ago - a historical record (from 1880 to now)
> for the area. A. belladonna is springing up in places. However, the number
> of shoots is very low.
> Andrew
> San Diego
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