advice needed

Paul Tyerman ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU
Fri May 18 15:13:13 CEST 2001

>I'd favor #1 or #3. When it goes dormant, refrigerate it (either in or out of
>the pot, but almost dry) for about three months and then bring it into growth
>again. That should get it on the southern hemisphere timetable.
>Jim McClements


I'll ask this for Lyn as she lives in Canberra like myself, and I know the
plant in question....

It IS a Southern Hemisphere plant!.  It was bought potted a few weeks ago,
at a Nursery in Victoria (500km away in a similar climate to ours here in
Canberra).  She has no idea why it has decided to shoot now as it was grown
outside there and would have only gone dormant a while back (we assume).

It hasn't come from the Northern Hemisphere (neither Lyn nor I can afford
the horrendous quarantine costs bringing stuff into Canberra).  It is just
a confused Southern Hemisphere tuber.  It was somewhat of a surprise to her
when it started shooting now, just coming into Winter.

Do your suggestions still hold true?


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8
mailto:ptyerman at

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Lilium, Aroids, Irises
plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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