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Emma75
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 9, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8482564

Got this mystery baby via trade a couple years ago, and it finally bloomed! Looks a bit like a species - very short stalk, small bloom - absolutely lovely color!!! Would love to know what this is if anyone has ideas!

Emma

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Emma75
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 9, 2011
8:11 AM

Post #8482568

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Emma75
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 9, 2011
8:12 AM

Post #8482573

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KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 13, 2011
4:46 AM

Post #8492221

Emma, did I by chance send this one to you? It grows EVERYWHERE here in my area - I don't know its name, though.

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Emma75
DeLand, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 13, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8492579

I got it from another DG-er in Jacksonville FL. She didn't know the name of it either, but it's floriferous for her too! I've now got 2 little seed pods going on it afte manually pollinating it.
raydio
Bessemer City, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 12, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8887374

This is a species, H. striatum.
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

November 12, 2011
3:20 PM

Post #8887461

Thanks for the name, Ray. They grow in vacant lots here in my area, so I dug up a few and sent some out to other DG'ers.
raydio
Bessemer City, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 12, 2011
10:31 PM

Post #8888000

It's one of my favorites.

You should be able to set seed with it, but it offsets so well, you probably won't need to. I grow it in pots and there are numerous bulbs that form in the soil before sending up foliage, so you'll find you have more than you thought.

A well-grown plant can bloom three times a season. Isn't that great?

R.
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

November 13, 2011
10:35 AM

Post #8888319

Hmmm, I guess ours aren't well-grown, because they only bloom in June.
raydio
Bessemer City, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 14, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8889794

Not to worry. Just saying it's possible to have repeat shows throughout the year. (I said "season" above.)

I've had them bloom in Dec-Jan, July, and Sept-Oct. I don't let them go dormant, but I reduce water somewhat in winter when they rest and provide as much direct light as I can on the windowsill.

While in active growth, I give a constant feed at 1/4 strength. I mostly use a brand-name blue preparation ;-) of 24-8-16, but have used 20-20-20 and 15-30-15 in the past.

When outdoors, I have them in 6 or more hours of direct sun.

R.
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

November 14, 2011
9:45 AM

Post #8889815

That's great, Ray. Ours are left in the ground to do what they will, which is bloom only once a year, in the early summer.
KayJones
Lee's Summit, MO
(Zone 6a)

December 3, 2011
6:07 PM

Post #8915388

I just saw SOMEWHERE that these are also called Brazilian lily.

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