Variegated hymenocallis??

Paul Tyerman
Thu, 18 Sep 2003 06:43:33 PDT
>We've got some very nice variegated Hymenocallis caribaea that we use in
our aquatic display containers. Can't help you out on hardiness; we pamper
these along in a greenhouse aquatic tank in the winter in an effort to bulk
up numbers.


Thanks.  I've come across that particular name while Net searching as well,
also in aquatic displays so I have to wonder if associated with you?  A
lovely photo of it growing in a bowl with a waterlily.... the striped
leaves topped by the classic white hymenocallis flower.  I've also been
contacted by another Aussie over in Western Oz rather than Queensland
(where my friend is) and they bought them over there as well.  We here in
Canberra tend not to get a lot of interesting things because we're much
colder than the most of the rest of the Australian state Capitals.  Fair
enough it's true, but frustrating when we addicted collectors can't get our
hands onto them.

Nice to hear that others know of these, so far more likely that what is
being marketed here as variegated Hymenocallis actually IS going to be
that.... so often we see things labelled as something and it most
definitely isn't (but then again, that happens anywhere in the world I

I don't know what the hardiness ratings of most of the Hymenocallis are,
but so far the few I have tried have survived OK.  I think by the sound of
it if I get a bulb from my friend I'll put it into the glasshouse until I
can increase it's numbers a little, then try it outside.  Until the email
from her I had no idea that variegated Hymenocallis even existed.

Thanks again for taking the time to respond.  Greatly appreciated.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about
anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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