What species takes the longest to flower from seed?

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Mon, 23 May 2016 09:01:10 PDT
I can definitely say that it doesn't take 21 years for this species to
bloom. The first one from a batch of seeds bloomed after 6 years. I have a
feeling that it could probably bloom faster if it got really nice and warm,
long summers rather than a Berkeley summer.


On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 5:05 PM, Mary Sue Ittner <msittner@mcn.org> wrote:

> So many environmental factors go into how fast a bulb goes from seed to
> flower. A lot of talented growers on this list speed up the process. We
> visited Harry Hay in the UK in 2004 and we saw Pseudogaltonia clavata in
> flower. Harry said it weighed over a kilo and took 21 years from seed to
> flower. He obviously had a lot of patience. Nhu is growing this same
> species. Perhaps it will flower sooner for him.
> Mary Sue

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