Notholirion thomsonianum

Tony Avent via pbs
Tue, 27 Apr 2021 14:30:07 PDT
Hi Jane;

I've given up trying to show photos here, but will say that N. thompsonianum is absolutely superb in our wet, hot/humid southeastern US climate.

Tony Avent
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From: pbs <> On Behalf Of Jane McGary via pbs
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Subject: [pbs] Notholirion thomsonianum

Well, that worked! Here is another taken the same day, showing a group
of Notholirion thomsonianum (all the same clone) flowering in light
shade. The mess of long leaves flat on the ground belongs to them, and
is why this is not perhaps a plant for the fastidious gardener. Like
Cardiocrinum, Notholirion is monocarpic; the bulb that produces the
scape dies, leaving dozens of offsets of a sequence of ages. That's why
you can have all the Notholirion you want from the BX, but you have to
wait a while for flowering. Note that the shortest one in the photo is
fasciated: the stem is flattened and broad, and carries more flowers,
more closely spaced than normal. This occurs occasionally here.

Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon, USA

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