Calochortus in cultivation

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Michael J Campbell
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Calochortus venustus.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.campbell.395 Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63

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Michael have you time to do anything but nursing your plants ;) Another gem!

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One grandchild and two great grandchildren to mind as well as a few plants. ;D ;D ;D

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Yes, I supposed you had a few plants..... but great grandchildren! Marvellous :o

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I grew this from SRGC seedex 2008 - labelled "white Calochortus amoenus".Well, it's not white, but is it C. amoenus?cheersfermi

Fermi de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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Looks as it Fermiso doesn't come true from seedhopefully there is a white one in-between one of the other seedlings

Roland

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If they are from a white parent they they should be heterozygotic and you can try to self them! 25% of the progeny should then be white. Shouldn't take you more than a few years  ;)

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Fermi wrote:

I grew this from SRGC seedex 2008 - labelled "white Calochortus amoenus".Well, it's not white, but is it C. amoenus?cheersfermi

Congratulations on growing a beautiful Calochortus.  To my eyes, it looks like C. albus var. rubellus, distinctive because of the squared off "shoulders" to the blooms as seen in some frits.  C. amoenus has more evenly rounded or globular flowers.  The two species are similar, the Pacific Bulb Society photo galleries show both species within inches of each other on screen with which to compare:http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/CalochortusSpeciesOne

Mark McDonough Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5 antennaria at aol.com  

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Thanks, Mark,I have grown Calochortus amoenus before

but I never got C. albus var rubellus to flowering size before but I was a bit suspicious about this one. Completely different plant to the C. albus I'd grown in the past. I wonder if this one needs to be moved as it's in a hot dry bed though there will be some high tree cover in summer.

Roland,I only managed to get 2 seedlings to survive so I'll wait and see if the other is anything different.

Trond, if I can get down to that level I'll try the pollinating! ;Dcheersfermi

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Fermi wrote:

Trond, if I can get down to that level I'll try the pollinating! ;Dcheersfermi

Well, if you can't bend you certainly can lift the pot (it isnt that big?)  on to the table?

Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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