Cold tolerance

Jim McKenney
Thu, 08 Dec 2005 17:58:11 PST
Thanks, Leo.

The original idea was to house the Lachenalia in the cold frame until the
really severe weather arrived. That's usually just after the holidays in
most years - early January. Up until then we have the sort of conditions you
described: overnight freezes and daytime temps above freezing. 

I'm feeling my way here and still learning. Sometimes I feel I'm getting
away with murder with the cold frames, but there definitely are limits. The
Parma violets in the frame looked fine today, a day when the air temperature
finally got above freezing only in the early afternoon.

If the Lachenalia produce offsets this year, I'll try those in the frames
next year. But I'm pretty sure they'll have to be brought in in late

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I discovered today that
I'm the proud possessor of seed, presumably apomictic seed, of Nerine

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