Candidissimum and other stuff

Rand Nicholson writserv at NBNET.NB.CA
Sun Aug 17 12:09:14 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?

My triphyllums had a bad seed year, also. Because of the terrible spring
conditions, they bloomed late in the season and the conditions then were
hot and dry. This past week is the first _real_ rain that we have had since

Rand Nicholson
New Brunswick
Maritime Canada, Z 5b
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