My D. vulgaris did absolutely nothing last year, and last time I looked, the corm was a brown, slushy mush, so I didn't bother doing anything with it. It's been left out in the damp and cold all winter.
Then this happened:
I think I counted 6 shoots.
Hopefully I'm going to have a couple of stinky flowers this year!
Posted 27 March 2010 - 19:19 PM
Posted 29 June 2010 - 15:58 PM
Hi Andy- have they flowered yet? I had a huge flower open while I was away 2 weeks ago so just missed the stink.
Posted 14 July 2010 - 12:13 PM
Mine produced a large flower about 3 weeks ago and as soon as it wilted and died the stems of the plants are all wilting and dying back now. Is this normal after flowering?
Posted 14 July 2010 - 14:47 PM
yes, mine are dying back too, normal (esp in hot weather)
Posted 14 July 2010 - 15:01 PM
Cheers for that advice. I will have to cut them back then and forget about them until next year
Posted 14 July 2010 - 19:17 PM
Don't cut the stems back until completely shrivelled (they wil then pull away with no effort at all). They continue to pump starch into the new bulb for as long as they can ;-)
Posted 14 July 2010 - 19:54 PM
Ok will do- I will wait till they rot off naturally.