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Calochortus bulbules
« on: February 08, 2007, 08:04:39 AM »
I have from British Columbia received small bulbules of Calochortus vesta. Now I would need some input how to handle these. I am familiar with sowing of Calochortus, they usually respond well to the "put the pot outside and forget it" technique! But what about bulbules, do they have a dormancy needed to brake? How should I handle them in our north Scottish climate?
-5C and 30 cm of snow in the morning!
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Re: Calochortus bulbules
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2007, 01:41:50 PM »
The Calochortus that I grow like a fairy dry winter, I start to give them a good soaking late February easrly March.

I would sow them good and deep in a pot of compost that is not wet but not dry either, keep them dry under glass and then water them when your temperatures start to rise in March.
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Re: Calochortus bulbules
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2007, 02:07:06 PM »
Thank you Ian, your suggestions seems sound to me! Thats the way I will do it!
By the way, the bulbules were received as C. vestae, and I have noticed that this name is widely used. But IPNI lists no such, they only list a C.vesta. However Kew in the world checklist of monocots:
http://www.kew.org/wcsp/home.do
do list it as C.vestae! So an e or not an e, that is the question!
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