Swamp Culture and Hymenocallis

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 06:03:42 PDT
Vic is indeed still around and still gardening and actively participating
in a couple iris forums.  And that's still his email address.   :-)

Dennis in Cincinnati
On Apr 8, 2016 1:17 AM, "Peter Franks" <peter.scaevola@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Rimmer
>
> The guy that Lee may be thinking of is Victor W Lambou
>
> He grew lots of things including Iris, Hymenocallis and Crinum in no-drain
> containers
>
> He also posted many images to the old IBS forum showing his plants growing
> submerged in large, square several-gallon containers
>
> His email address [current in 2011] was vwak@msn.com
>
> If he's still in the land of the living he may be of help to you
>
> Peter
>
> Sydney, Australia
>
> Where summer has yet to make a final departure
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pbs [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Rimmer
> deVries
> Sent: Friday, 8 April 2016 5:27 AM
> To: Pacific Bulb Society
> Subject: [pbs] Swamp Culture and Hymenocallis
>
> I was reading an old issue of Herbertia/ Plan Life from 1981 in which TM
> Howard discussed growing some Hymenocallis in "swamp culture" as in totally
> submerged situations.
> He mentioned Hymenocallis traubii and H. littoralis like being totally wet,
> with the water levels 2" above the top of the soil, as in pots in a tub of
> water
> WET!
> I thought a saucer below the pots was adequate but this description is much
> wetter.
>
> does anyone grow Hymenocallis in pots this wet? if so which Hymenocallis
> like this much water?
> the PBS wiki says Hymenocallis sonorensis grows at steam edges do any other
> of the Mexican hymenocallis like this much water or just like a good
> soaking
> weekly?
>
> can these Hymenocallis take this much water in winter while dormant?
>
> Rimmer
>
> SE Michigan
> Zone 6b
> sleeting outside
>
>
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