Bulbs forum: Nerine Bowdenii, Spider lily

Views: 555, Replies: 6 » Jump to the end
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Nov 4, 2013 7:37 PM CST
Help! Does anyone grow these? I bought about 3 bulbs of this plant during the summer and planted them in a pot. They grew leaves, but I didn't expect them to flower as the bulbs were quite small. My intent was to plant them in the ground, but I never got around to it. We were going to have frost/freeze, so I put the pot in my unheated garage with the intent to let it go dormant for the winter. But to my surprise, a few days later I noticed that one of the bulbs has a flower bud. Blinking Do they normally flower this late in the season? I'm in zone 8a and we get frequent frosts. We've had our killing frost already. Should I allow the bulbs to go dormant? Confused
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
Bulbs Cut Flowers Peonies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California Vegetable Grower
Image
soilsandup
Nov 8, 2013 10:32 PM CST
My nerines that are in fuller sun blooms in October, and the ones I have in the shade are just blooming now. I really like the nerines for their late blooms. I can't help you with the frost question since we rarely get frost here in 9a and I leave them in the ground from year to year.
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Nov 10, 2013 6:48 AM CST
Thanks Dianne. You've solved a mystery for me. I kept thinking that I had some bulbs in the ground, but hadn't seen blooms in a couple of years. So I assumed it died or became food for voles. It could be that the frost causes it to die back before it blooms. I remember now that when it bloomed before, it was late in the season. The one with the bud now is in a pot. Next year, I'll sink the pot in the ground and bring it in before our killing frost to enjoy the blooms.
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
Bulbs Cut Flowers Peonies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California Vegetable Grower
Image
soilsandup
Nov 15, 2013 12:13 AM CST
Here's a photo of one of my patches.


Thumb of 2013-11-15/soilsandup/49548f

Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Nov 15, 2013 1:49 PM CST
Ooh, how beautiful.
Name: MarĂ­a Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
Image
ceci
Dec 15, 2013 7:04 PM CST
Dianne, those nerines are beautiful!!!!
Name: Anthony Gloriosoides[ sure!]
Rosetta,Tasmania,Australia (Zone 7b)
idont havemuch-but ihave everything
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Australia Lilies Seed Starter Bulbs
Plant and/or Seed Trader Hellebores Birds Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Art Cat Lover
Image
gwhizz
Feb 17, 2014 2:53 AM CST
Ive been growing Fothergilli major, for years , full sun, part sun.. never fails to arrive each year in pots! Thumbs up
lily freaks are not geeks!

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Bulbs forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Dianthus 'Nyewood Cream'"