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Rhodophiala advena

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

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Zoolake 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 Ursula 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 (where no bulbs have grown before) each three to four years.

These bulbs can be planted in beds combined with other spring-flowering bulbs, in pots and containers.

Regional...

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

Liberty, North Carolina
Houston, Texas



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