Fwd: Re: Tigridia pavonia

Garak garak@code-garak.de
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:38:39 PDT

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Betreff: 	Re: [pbs] Tigridia pavonia
Datum: 	Sat, 18 Mar 2017 13:49:24 +0100
Von: 	Garak <garak@code-garak.de>
An: 	Rimmer deVries <rdevries@comcast.net>

Hi Rimmer,

vanHouttei is the most uncomplicated of them all - it germinates in only
10 days (at least my own fresh seeds did so this year, I usually start
Tigridieae at the beginning of March). Young Vanhouttei bulbs I tend to
keep i their pots in first winter, adults can be stored completely dry
and without any protection. For me, they start to bloom slightly later
than Pavonia. I don't keep them as wet as you seem to, but they're doing
fine for me - On the other hand, I guess I should give my chiapiensis
more water - it's another species I lost in their first winter on first try.
As for Venusta, I started some last year, together with some other
species from the same source - I'm somewhat suspicious, as most of those
species showed that heavily splitting that is typical for pavonia -
vanHouttei does very rarely form any offsets, even on mature bulbs - and
looked all very similar - which again is not uncommon for Tigridia. I
guess I'll see this year, as the bulbs all seemed rather big enough to
flower this year with some fertilization. I have a feeling that I'm in
for a lot of very expensive Pavonias, but you have to believe i the good
in the people....


Am 18.03.2017 um 12:33 schrieb Rimmer deVries:
> Hi Martin
> our last frost is about the same as yours in mid May.  the only diminishment i get is from some bulbs drying out too much in winter. as far as Tigridia Pavonia, i started with 1 or 2 pieces of Ellen Horing “Sunset in Oz” from BX 272  (April 2011) and that has increased to about 5 clumps in various parts of the yard and i think i even donated some to the BX in the past, so it has increased well.
> do you know anything about Tigridia chiapensi, van-houttei, orthantha or venusta? i have seed to start.
> Tigridia chiapensis, for me  loves water when in growth hot summer, so much i keep it in a basin with hymenocallis
> Tigridia van-houttei sits next to chiapensis in a basin
> Does anyone know anything about Tigridia venusta?  the internet reports  it "inhabits the understory in pine-oak forests in an altitudinal range from 2080 to 2800 m.”
>   from this statement i suspect it likes sandy soil and probably not hot conditions
> when would you start seeds of Tigridia chiapensi, van-houttei, orthantha or venusta? now or May
> Thanks you
> Rimmer
> west of Detroit, MI
> zone 5/6

Southern Germany
Likely zone 7a

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