Help Unknown irid bulb - Ferraria

Terry Laskiewicz via pbs
Sun, 06 Jun 2021 11:15:39 PDT
Thank you Rimmer,Arnold , and Martin for the Ferraria suggestions. I understand this:
     Fall watering
     Cool bright growth for winter but not very wet
     Summer dormant kept cool?
                NW Washington

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Sent: Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:54:06 AM
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Subject: Re: [pbs] Help Unknown irid bulb - Ferraria

I grow a number of Ferraria in a cold greenhouse. Most have flowered but one or two just make leaves and multiply well
I place them in their pots  in a cool basement for a summer rest.
They get a drink in early fall and I wait for growth to commence

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On Sunday, June 6, 2021, 2:50 AM, Garak via pbs <> wrote:

Hi all,

I have mine in huge pots in the (barely) frost free side building I use
as a green house. My main problem is water management: I place them
outside in the rain mid September and have to be very careful to get
them dry enough for the winter cold. I found that artificial lighting
helps them a lot - but then again I'm at 48.7°, that equals more or less
the USA/Canadian border, so my winters are darker than for most of you.

For now, crispa is the only species I get to flower (+ welwitschii, but
that's a summer grower), and those are plants I got flowering size from
Lauw. I have a few seedlings that increase over the years, but may take
several more years at this pace.

Am 06.06.2021 um 05:38 schrieb Terry Laskiewicz via pbs:
> I also have a lot of Ferraria.. They are dormant now but they never bloom. There are a lot of offsets.  Perhaps I am keeping them too warm.  Any ideas?  Thanks
>      Terry Laskiewicz
>      NW Washington
>      Z8 .

Martin (pronoun: he)
Southern Germany
Likely zone 7a

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