was Amaryllis belladonna, now Lycoris

Jim McKenney jamesamckenney@verizon.net
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 09:12:14 PDT
Dell wrote : " Polianthes tuberosa is blooming in profusion. Both of these seem to like regular summer rain."  Yes, Polianthes tuberosa thrives in wet soil when it is in active growth. And hasn't Jim Waddick mentioned seeing Lycoris growing on the dykes of rice paddies in China? Polianthes tuberosa, which is known only as a cultivated plant, was one of the plants grown by the Aztecs on their floating gardens near Mexico City. After reading about that, I tried tuberoses in pots standing in water at the edge of a pond - they did very well. 
Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone7, where the garden was recently a pond from all the rain. 

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