Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rhodophiala bifida...the Oxblood Lily, I bought this at the FONA Plant Sale on April24

and it's been sitting there in the corner of the deck ever since showing no foliage. I weeded it occasionally but had forgotten about it for the last few months. Then yesterday there were the flowers. Two spikes flowering now and two more on the way. I got it to take to Florida but I'll let it go dormant, clean off the bulbs and move them next year. I'm tempted to try it here. It's listed as a zone 6a plant, but I think that is in the southwest where the soil is dry in the winter. I might stick a piece or two under the south-facing overhang of my mother's house. And try a piece or two here. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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