A propos Hardy Plants - South Africa style

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Wed, 14 Jul 2004 06:33:29 PDT
Dear Jim et al;
	I have had so little 'luck' with hardy South African plants I 
was getting an inferiority complex. Plants grown from seed exchanges, 
plants given to me from growers in various sites and almost every 
other source all lingered and failed with VERY few exceptions,

	So I am glad to see this expose'. I have tried a variety of 
genera and wish I cold find a reliable Dierama having seen them at 
Strybing and found them incredible.
	So from your list: G. gandavensis /dalenii does fine. Haven't 
tried others.
	 Crocosmia and related -more duds although I had a Chasmanthe 
last one or 2 winters in a really hot dry spot.

	Of course Crinum bulbispermum and I recently reported on a 
fluke Eucomis bicolor (but too short to say for sure).

	Most seem a total bust. Am I missing something?

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
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