Variegated hymenocallis??

Boyce Tankersley
Thu, 18 Sep 2003 06:19:01 PDT
Hi Paul:

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.

Boyce Tankersley

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Tyerman []
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 6:08 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Variegated hymenocallis??

Howdy All,

Is anyone familiar with a variegated Hymenocallis?  A friend has offered me
a bulb, but I have never heard of one before.  I know that there are a
number of us here on the PBS who collect Hymenocallis so I figured you'd be
the peoples to ask <Grin>

Any differences in cultivation requirements or frost tolerance etc?  My
current Ismene xFestalis (they're often called Hymenocallis here, so I am
wondering whether my friends plant may be actually a variegated Ismene?)
grow in the ground here, plus I have a couple of species Hymenocallis and a
hybrid or two.  So far they have lived through winters here in pots, but
I'm expecting them to do much better now they have the insulation of the
ground.  Here's hoping <grin>.  I do have a glasshouse if necessary and I
am rather partial to variegated plants.

So is her plant likely to be what she says it is, or has she mixed up names

Thanks in anticipation.


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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