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Hymenocallis festalis

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Hymenocallis festalis (hymenocallis festalis)

This mature bulb took just five weeks from being set to blooming!



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Wow that is beautiful Meanie.

24 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks N3tyy!

24 Jul, 2012

 

Really beautiful, I'm sure I planted some of these, no doubt it's gone the way of others, slug dinner!

24 Jul, 2012

 

They need to be grown in a pot Sticki as they're absolutely not hardy. The other reason is that if they get too wet before they really start to grow the bulbs will rot. Finally, they need heat, which has been rather lacking this summer.

24 Jul, 2012

 

That will be why on several counts it hasn't appeared! :-(

24 Jul, 2012

 

Take care of those three points and they will thrive!

24 Jul, 2012

 

if i could only find them!!!!

24 Jul, 2012

 

looks good Meanie..

24 Jul, 2012

 

Five weeks is good golng! Lost mine
lack of tlc :-(

24 Jul, 2012

 

not slugs plantoholic?

24 Jul, 2012

 

No just neglect, left them outside through the winter by mistake.

24 Jul, 2012

 

I planted some quite late cos I got them cheap in the supermarket but no sign of them now.

24 Jul, 2012

 

That's very beautiful! It's nice to see you close-up!

How does this species smell? We grow many species of Hymenocallis in the ground here and most have a nice sweet fragrance.

25 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks guys!

It is not heavily scented, but smells good.

25 Jul, 2012

amy
Amy
 

5 weeks thats amazing , the flowers are wonderful ,they look so fragile ......

25 Jul, 2012

 

Meanie:

LOL! I just noticed what I wrote in the previous comment. I must have been tired.

That's great! Does it have a sweet, perfumy smell?

26 Jul, 2012

 

Pretty cool isn't it Amy!!

I worked it out Delonix! That would be the best way to describe the aroma.

26 Jul, 2012

 

I think Crinum 'Queen Emma' is much more fragrant. The flowers and plants are much larger, also. My Queen Emma lily is starting to bloom again. It last bloomed back in mid-March.

26 Jul, 2012

 

That Crinum is a stunner!

26 Jul, 2012

 

Gorgeous, mines just leaves again, don't think my bulbs flowering size yet but its growing :-)

26 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Simbad - where are you growing yours?

26 Jul, 2012

 

Well done on growing these, we failed miserably the wet killed ours, great photo.

26 Jul, 2012

 

Meanie:

If you googled Crinum 'Queen Emma' you probably saw some of my pics.

27 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks DD!
They're not suited to our climate are they!

27 Jul, 2012

 

Certainly not.....what is?

29 Jul, 2012

 

I have a few that are doing well...............

29 Jul, 2012

 

Well done......we are running out of room, we have no greenhouse, so it all has to come inside the garden room with us in the middle lol

30 Jul, 2012

 

Bulb plants such as this are ideal in such situations DD.

31 Jul, 2012

 

I agree if you look after them properly and dont let them get soaking wet!!

31 Jul, 2012

 

They should be dry enough in the shed..........

1 Aug, 2012



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