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Rhodophiala advena

Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhodophiala (roh-doh-FY-al-luh) (Info)
Species: advena (ad-VEEN-a) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Bulbs

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Coral/Apricot

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the bulb's scales

By scoring the base of the bulb to promote new bulblets

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Liberty, North Carolina

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 11, 2014, Zoolake from Liberty, NC wrote:

Seeds don't need to be stratified from my experience and can be stored for long periods. They do require a well drained soil but have survived 4 degee temperatures here in North Carolina.

Positive

On Nov 25, 2004, Ursula from Santiago
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

This pretty Chilean native bulb can be found growing wild in different areas of the country: the Atacama Desert, coastal areas, foot of the Andes Mountains and the central part of the country.

If grown from seeds, they might take three to four years to bloom. Spontaneous production of bulbils is very scarce.

Propagation from seeds: stratified Autumn sowing in a mix of equal parts of compost, vermiculite and river-sand. Barely cover the seeds (just to keep them on place). Do not transplant before one year to allow the bulbils to grow.

Plant adult bulbs in a soil that is rich in nutrients and provides good drainage, although a light permanent moisture is desireable. Full sun is required. Change the soil or plant the bulbs on a new place (wh... read more