early Veltheimia

Andrew andrew@avonia.com
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 21:43:30 PDT
In southern California (or certainly here in San Diego) Veltheimia capensis is usually grown as a potted plant that starts to bloom in early January to early February. However, a friend of mine here has been growing it planted out and finds that it then starts to bloom much earlier - it is blooming now. I think that behavior is consistent with what is seen in Namaqualand, where it starts in May, before winter. 

It does well when planted out, with seedlings springing up all round.

Andrew
San Diego
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