Cyrtanthus obliquus and other recent flowers

Cynthia Mueller cynthiasbulbs@hotmail.com
Sun, 03 Sep 2017 07:07:53 PDT
...a very good looking obliquus bloom! Let us know more, about self pollination. -CM, Central Texas

Cynthia W Mueller

> On Sep 3, 2017, at 8:18 AM, Nicholas plummer <nickplummer@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> This week, I was pleased to finally see flowers on a Cyrtanthus obliquus
> bulb that I have been growing for about four years.  It has resolutely
> refused to offset, so I'm hoping it might prove to be self-fertile.
> 
> Pictures here:
> https://sweetgumandpines.wordpress.com/
> 
> Other recent blooms, some in pots and some in the ground, have included
> Bessera elegans, Boophone  disticha, Lilium catesbaei, Lilium formosanum,
> Lycoris spp., and Hymenocallis occidentalis.  Click the "Bulbs" category on
> the blog if you are interested in pictures.
> 
> Speaking of H. occidentalis, can anyone tell me how to treat the seed
> (apart from labeling them "Not lima beans, do not eat")?  Should I plant
> immediately in the ground (zone 7), plant immediately in pots and keep in
> the greenhouse over winter, or store in the fridge and plant in spring?
> The mother plant is definitely hardy in this climate, but I'm not sure
> about seedlings.
> 
> Nick Plummer
> North Carolina, USA, Zone 7
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