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    Cephalotus: First Bloom of 2009

    I just discovered that one of my five-year-old, seed-grown Cephalotus "Double-Ribbed" plants was to be the first of its lot to send up a flower stalk in 2009 -- and on the first day of Spring, no less. I usually have to wait until High Summer in Northern California for that to occur.

    I will do my damndest to collect seed when that time comes . . .

    Cephalotus follicularis "Double-Ribbed" -- March 2009




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    Pretty Cephalotus!
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    Today, almost two months to the day of first noticing an emerging flower scape, my first Cephalotus of the 2009 season is blooming with a number of its tiny 5 mm (0.2 in.) hairy flowers with more on the way -- clearly illustrating how the plant originally received its name. The flower scape itself is about 60 cm (2 feet) high; and the blooms can number well over one hundred, all said and done. About six to eight weeks after the cessation of flowering, the seeds are generally produced -- one per tiny flower. I am trying to ensure that I get a good seed set this year by cross-pollinating the flowers with a tiny camel hair brush . . .
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    Cephalotus follicularis "Double-Ribbed" May 2009



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    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    Amazing! great picture. You sure do have a gift with Cephs man, good work!
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    So far, it's looking like I'm only going to get 1 bloom this year & currently the stalk is about the same size as in your 1st pic... I find it odd that the plant that's sending up a stalk is not remotely the largest of the group - last year it was also one of the smaller plants that decided to bloom - go figure.

    PS - may I inquire what the "Double-Ribbed" refers to? Am I just missing something obvious in the pic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RL7836 View Post
    So far, it's looking like I'm only going to get 1 bloom this year & currently the stalk is about the same size as in your 1st pic... I find it odd that the plant that's sending up a stalk is not remotely the largest of the group - last year it was also one of the smaller plants that decided to bloom - go figure.

    PS - may I inquire what the "Double-Ribbed" refers to? Am I just missing something obvious in the pic?
    Hi, that's been my experience too -- to a degree. Some larger plants are now just sending up stalks, though I usually don't see them until August or later. I have already trimmed a few off.

    In answer to your question, this clone's (whose largest pitcher was 7 cm) lateral "wings" curl back upon themselves -- some very prominently -- giving the illusion that there are two (though not so clear in that earlier photo). This older shot from last Summer is more distinct:

    Cephalotus follicularis "Double-Ribbed"
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

    -- Galileo "Biff" Galilei

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    I love cephs, they are one of my fav CP's. I hope I'll be as good as you as caring for them. Nice flower. And really nice colouration!

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    Pretty. Looks like something that would come from the ocean.
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