- Nov 13, 2007
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Hello KyushuCalanthe,Looking good! One thing I've found with this plant - you may find that many of them will not come up the first year, but don't worry! They will come up the second year. I don't know why, but seedlings of this species will wait a year before growing above ground even if they have good growth buds. I planted out 20+ seedlings last spring and only 2 grew. This spring they all showed up and are growing strongly.
Yes, there is a true alba form of C. japonicum in Japan, and I suspect they must also be found in China as well, but I have no direct knowledge of that. Believe it or not, there also is a very rare true alba C. formosanum, but they are very very rare. I don't have these plants, but I have seen the alba C. japonicum one time at a nursery. The plants were not for sale.Hello KyushuCalanthe,
thank you, I heard of the cyp. japonicum forma album in Japan, tune that?
I know only:
- cyp. reginae forma album
- cyp. macranthos forma album
- cyp. flavum forma album
- cyp. manchuriacum forma album
- cyp. ventriculosum forma album
- cyp. acaule forma album