flower bud initiation in Amaryllis and Nerine

Jim McKenney jamesamckenney@verizon.net
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10:09:11 PDT
Now that we know that the flowers of Amaryllis belladonna and various Nerine which will bloom this year began to be formed two years ago, it occurs to me that maybe an understanding of what time of year that begins to happen (and under what conditions) might help us induce flowering in these species. The "us" I have in mind are those of us who live in climates in which these plants are very stingy about blooming. For instance, are the incipient bloom buds formed during a period of otherwise inactive growth (dormancy) or during a period of active growth? During a period of low temperatures or high temperatures? At what time of year does this take place among wild plants? Is any of this known and, if so, can any of you provide more information? 
Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, just the sort of place which might benefit from the information requested. 

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