Amaryllis belladonna

Kathleen Sayce
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:08:22 PDT
My plants have just gone dormant, several weeks early, and will probably flower earlier than usual too. I’m going to add soil amendments to that part of the bed before the flower shoots come up, as it’s the only time of year when I can easily work in the patch. 

They’ve started to flower anytime from late August to early October, so it will be interesting to see if they flower earlier this year. I’m at 46 N on the West Coast, with normally cool summers and dry only from July to September. This year, of course, is completely different. We’ve been bone dry since May, and daily temperatures are 10-20 degrees above normal. Nhu has said that temperatures in the prior several months may trigger flower timing, so if that is correct, my usually cool and late flowering plants will flower much earlier. 


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