Shade loving amaryllids

Dennis Kramb
Mon, 08 Nov 2004 18:08:53 PST
I will second Jim's notion of LA's for semi-shade.  Iris brevicaulis in 
particular will love it there.  Iris tridentata (not a Louisiana) should 
also do well.  It is native to SE USA.

Dennis in Cincinnati

At 10:14 AM 11/8/2004, you wrote:
>>Can I get some suggestions for shade loving, summer moisture tolerant,
>>and SE zone 7b hardy amaryllids?
>         The top candidate here are Lycoris species. You can grow dozens 
> if you can find them. Do a goggle for the Bulbmeister, Telos, 
> Fairweathter Nursery, Plant Dleights to name a few.
>>  For that matter irids too?
>         Crested iris in general -I cristata, I tectorum and possibly I 
> japonica.
>         La iris will tolerate some light shade, not deep shade
>         Crocus- some species like C. banaticus love these conditions.
>         Galanthus, Leucojum vernum, too. Under deciduous trees try 
> Scilla, daffodils etc.
>         Lots of choices, but depends on degreee of shade.
>                 Jim W.
>Dr. James W. Waddick
>Near KCI Airport
>Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
>Ph.    816-746-1949
>Zone 5 Record low -23F
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