Hippeastrum evansiae

Douglas Westfall eagle85@flash.net
Sat, 30 Apr 2005 08:32:04 PDT
Jim LykosDoug Westfall jimlykos@optusnet.com.au1111 Claiborne Dr. Long
Beach, CA

> Tony,
> I think they will perish if planted in open garden beds.
> Last year  lost the only two bulbs I had of Hippeastrum evansiae which were
> housed in a roofed shade house during  winter in zone 10.  The winter wasnt
> particularly cold (zone 10 -  warm temperate conditions)  with a minimum in
> winter of 2 degrees centigrade.
> I have also grown  seedlings of evansii primary hybrids to flowering stage in
> garden beds - but noticed that they also remain susceptible to colder winter
> spells (-3 degrees), and most have perished since flowering.
> Cheers
> Jim Lykos 
This may be the case. Another possibility is too much water while dormant.


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