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GARDEN AND BALCONY FLOWERS04 February 2015

Ismene (Hymenocallis) Festalis

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Wednesday 04 February 2015 - 08:52:24



Ismene (Hymenocallis) Festalis




Ismene originates from South America, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Africa. This is a perennial flower bulbs family. Its colors are incredibly beautiful and delight the eye. They are white and are similar to the colors of daffodils and lilies. That accounts for its other names: Peruvian daffodil, narcissus summer, sea daffodil and lily payakovidna. Blooms in white and yellow in the period from May to September. Like the beauty of the colors, the scent is amazing. Ismene can reach a height of 50 cm. Cut flowers of Ismene endured much in a vase.

Cultivation:

Location:
Ismene loves sunny and podvetrivo place. Likes to be windy. Choose its sheltered sunny spot. It is better to grow flowers in pots, as hard prizimuva in our yards. You easily th winter to go home.

Soil:
Ismene soil must have good air and water-permeability. Use sandy soil.

Watering:
Watering should be moderate. Watch however not to soil remains dry. Not prepolivaneto! Provide good drainage of the pot swelling of excess water.

Fertilizing:
Fertilization should be done once a month with a fertilizer rich in potassium or fertilizer for flower bulbs. You can use the fertilizer for flowering plants.

Winterizing:
At the first sign of frost to gather the bulbs Ismene home. How. Carefully dig up the bulbs by looking to leave the earth and roots on them. You can trim the stems near the bulb. They turn around and keep them not very cold, dry and ventilated place.

Planting:
In the spring when temperatures reach 17-21 degrees planted bulbs back in the garden or pot. Lukovotsote planting should be done at a distance of 25-35 cm. Apart. Not planting them deeply because come out small flowers.

Propagation:
Reproduction is performed by dividing the bulbs 4 or 5 years. The diameter of the bulb to bloom with beautiful color should be about 10-12 cm.

Attention: Ismene bulbs are poisonous! Beware of them children!


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