Haemanthus hardiness

Jamie Jamievande@freenet.de
Fri, 05 Aug 2005 02:46:06 PDT

I would concur with Angelo on H. albiflos, which I have tried in the garden,
but it never overwinters.  We get to -8 to -11°C in Winter, but only for
short periods.  H. coccineus I have never tried, or Scadoxus.  European
Winters tend to be wet, which may influence survival, here, as well.

Jamie V.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Angelo Porcelli" <ang.por@alice.it>
To: <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Haemanthus hardiness


my observations won't be of any substantial help for you, being me in zone
9, but I have Haemanthus coccineus in the ground from years and they haven't
got any damage with lows of -3°C (26-27F) several nights. Consider that
leaves are just flattened on the ground and there it could have been even
lower. Albiflos is less hardy in my opinion or maybe leaves get scorched
from winter sun too. Plants of this species under canopy plants are instead
very healthy.

best regards
Angelo Porcelli
south of Italy
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