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Re: bulb bloomtimes


I noted the signature on the spreadsheet, and after googling, I figure this
is someone who knows what he's talking about.
http://www.internationalgarden.com/vandenberg.html

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 10:34 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] bulb bloomtimes


> I sent those who asked the Excel spreadsheet, but in case anyone else
wants
> the info, I've pasted it here.  If you'd rather the .xls file, just let me
> know.
> Kitty
>
> NUMBER OF DAYS TILL BLOOMING TIME SUMMER FLOWERING BULBS AND THE LIKE
>
> CRITERIA
> soil temperature,
> night temperature
> size of bulb, root or tuber
> damp or dry
> not greenhouse started
>
> Planting period:
> end April - first part May
>
> Difference between varieties
>
>
> ITEM # days comments * frostsensitive
> Acidanthera 100-110
> Aesaema Arisaema 60-90
> Agapanthus bareroot  second year  *
> Agapanthus small pots 115-125 August *
> Alocasia 120-150
> Alstroemeria 120-140
> Amaryllis belladonna 90-100 second year August *
> Arum italicum 150-180 orange seed pods
> Begonias 100-130  *
> Bletilla 80-100
> Caladiums coloured leaves 120-150  *
> Cannas 120-150  *
> Cardiocrinum 150-180 second/ third year
> Colocasia 120-150
> Crinum  second/third year August *
> Crocosmia 100-120
> Curcuma 100-120  *
> Cyclamen hardy 120-150 fall flowering
> Cyrtanthus(Vallota) 100-120  *
> Dahlias 90-120  *
> Dodecathion 60-80
> Eremurus 100-120 fall planting preferred
> Eucharis 100-120  *
> Eucomis 100-120  *
> Galtonia 80-100  *
> Gladiolus 90-120  *
> Gloriosa 100-140  *
> Haemanthus 100-120  *
> Hemenocallis(Ismene) 90-110
> Hepatica 60-80
> Incarvillea 70-80  *
> Liatris 90-110
> Lilies asiatics and LA's 70-90
> Lilies orientals 115-125
> Lilies rubrums 140-150
> Lilies tigrinum 90-100
> Lilies trumpets 90-100
> Lycoris  150-180 normally not the first year *
> Mertensia 60-80
> Montbretia / Crocosmia 100-120
> Oxalis 60-80
> Polyanthus 140-170  *
> Sprekelia 80-100  *
> Tigridia 70-90
> Trillium 3 yrs second/third year
> Zantedeschia 100-120  *
> Zephyranthus 100-120
>
> Data were taken in zone 5.
> Planting in containers with warmer soil temperatures will produce faster
> flowering plants.
> Planting later in the season when the soil temperatures have gone up will
> produce faster flowering plants.
> Sprouting bulbs etc. indoors will produce faster flowering plants.
> Flowering time is determined by all the factors or a combination of
factors
> mentioned above.
> Respectfully, John Vandenberg
>
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