Hymenocallis over winter

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Tue, 16 Nov 2004 16:15:07 PST
Joe and all,

Thad Howard grew all sorts of Hymenocallis outdoors in the ground near San 
Antonio for years.  His interests were mainly the Mexican species, several 
of which he discovered and named himself.

Now if we can find a few Aloe and Agave that are hardy enough to grow 
outdoors here in Indiana, I'll be very interested.  As I've mentioned often 
before, I have a plant of Hymenocallis liriosme which Thad sent me that has 
survived one winter outdoors in the ground here in Indiana, in a very 
protected spot outside the south end of one of my greenhouses.  I did mulch 
it well, and will need to mulch it again soon.  I want eventually to try 
some more accessions of H. liriosme in the ground here, when the stock has 
increased more.

Does anyone else have observations on hardiness of Hymenocallis outdoors in 
the ground year-round?

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

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