Candidissimum and other stuff
hornig at OSWEGO.EDU
Sun Aug 17 03:54:35 CEST 1997
Sylvia - I haven't had much trouble with critters destroying seed heads,
so can't give any particular advice on that. I suppose that if it became
a problem you could enclose the seedhead (which you want to leave on the
plant until it ripens) in a fine mesh bag (i.e. an old stocking).
My own candidissimums did remarkably badly at setting seed; I only find a
single fertile seedhead among the twenty-odd mature (female) plants. I
wonder what normally pollinates them?
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