Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Colmanara Kilauea 'Pacific Candy Corn'

Colmanara Kilauea 'Pacific Candy Corn' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergColmanara Kilauea 'Pacific Candy Corn' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergLast May I divided this mount and remounted both pieces. I was happy to see that one of the pieces is blooming.

When I got it down to look more closely the happiness turned to concern. The plant was loose on the mount and the plant was drying out. This was desperation blooming, not happy blooming.

This was originally a rescue plant from Big Box that has not responded well. It was potted when I got it and has not responded well to being mounted. Later today I will locate the other piece and see how it is doing.

This piece of the plant will go to Sonoma. I have moved most of the rescues and backbulbs there. It is dryer than Napa and the moisture is more controlled.

2 comments:

  1. I have Kilauea 'Pacific Harvest'. The color is more a brick red than the brighter red of yours. And my petals are curved, almost tubular, not flat. Really like your variety.

    Don't see a way to post a photo

    Charlie

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