'Naked Ladies' question

purnima(z9CA)May 24, 2011

The leaves are yellowing. I know that the leaves all die out and the bloom shows up in August. I wanted to know whether it needs to be constantly watered. I live in the bay area.

Purnima

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rain1950(W. WA z8)

Almost all the plants in this family have an large basal bulb meaning they are tolerant of drought. Water when the top 3 - 4" of soil gets dry; don't soak, just keep the soil moist.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 3:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

I have them here and they get no summer water, from me or from rain, and do just fine. Amaryllis belladonna are a plant that thrives on neglect and will send up the flower stem in August right through the weeds. Al

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 10:04AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
purnima(z9CA)

Thanks for your advice.
Purnima

    Bookmark   May 25, 2011 at 3:25PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Easter lily
An Easter lily that had finished flowering had been...
yugoslava
surprise crocus
Hello, I'm new to this forum. This spring blooming...
forest
stars of bethlehem
Anything new on the market that will kill stars of...
flowergirl70ks
Recommendations for mainly crocus bulb supplier
Short story: New house, few bulbs (almost none) I'd...
dbarron
When should you see buds within tulip foliage?
So, I have some tulip foliage sprouting in the garden....
ffreidl z5a
Sponsored Products
LEM Piston Stool - Leather Seat
Design Within Reach
Leopard Lady Beach Towel
Overstock.com
Modern Fan Company | Cirrus Hugger Ceiling Fan
$368.00 | YLighting
Leisurely Fainting Sofa in Wine
$549.99 | Dot & Bo
Beadworx Lady Bug Hand-Crafted Beaded Night Light
$59.91 | Lamps Plus
Americh Bel Air 6642 Tub (66" x 42" x 22")
Modern Bathroom
Ascension Left Recessed Medicine Cabinet
Lightology
Leigha Brushed Nickel One Light Pendant with White Flat Opal Glass
$43.54 | Bellacor
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™