Cold tolerance

Leo A. Martin
Thu, 08 Dec 2005 17:43:49 PST
> I have a dozen Lachenalia which were to have gone into
> the cold frames, but
> I lost my nerve.

Jim, I don't know how cold your cold frames get, but if they warm above
freezing the next day I would think you should try some Lachenalia in

I live in a much warmer place, but I often see overnight lows in the mid
20s F between November - February. Of course, this will be for 6 hours or
less, and it is always well above freezing the next day, and the soil does
not freeze even in pots.

I have found several Massonia and Lachenalia frozen to popsicles in the
morning; in the afternoon they are thawed out and were just fine.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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