Tigridia pavonia winter storage

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@starpower.net
Sun, 21 Nov 2004 13:28:18 PST
Dear All:

Does anyone have a good method for winter storage of Tigridia pavonia in
cold climates? 

All of the old books suggest that they be kept very dry during the winter.
When I try that, I get crispy, nearly dead plants. 

In contrast to that, I've tried storing the freshly dug plump moist bulbs
in zip lock bags in the refrigerator. This gave good results, but it was
grievously offensive to the gods of domestic tranquility. 

Any other ideas?

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where my bedroom floor is a
minefield of bags of freshly dug, muddy tender bulbs. 

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