Morea polystachya - hardiness continued

Lauw de Jager
Fri, 26 Nov 2004 23:27:10 PST
Dear Jim,
May I join  your delight as I have same experience here. Now we  have a
raher mild autumn/winter. But in the passed years even frost down to -6-8
°( 20-25? °F)  does not affect the foliage and seed capsules. When the cold
period has passed new buds open again. Seed is generally not set during the
colder periods and but the autumn  flowering capsules can be sown during the
Kind regards

le 27/11/04 1:45, James Waddick à a écrit :
> This fall has been exceptionally mild, but earlier in the
> week snowfall dropped nearly 10 inches and totally buried this Morea.
> Temps only dropped to about the mid 20s (F- 03 -4C). Warmer weather
> has melted all the snow and the Morea is unphased. Open flowers are
> mostly mashed, but unopened buds look ready to open in a day or two.
> It has bloom with 1,2 or 3 flowers at a time almost continuously for
> the past 7 weeks. Inches away are plants of Hippeastrum xjohnsonii
> and they all have severe frost damage to the foliage while foliage of
> the Morea is untouched.

Lauw de Jager
Mas d'Argence
30300 Fourques France (south of  France zone 8)
tel 31(0)466 016 519  fax 0466 011 245

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