Pasithea available

Jane McGary
Sat, 03 Dec 2005 15:32:15 PST
Jim Waddick asked,
         OK, I'll ask my usual hardy.
>         This looks like a beautiful blue Anthericum. Can it be grown
>outdoors in a raised bed in Zone 5?

Judging by the various plants Jim has mentioned as not being hardy in his 
area, and by my observation of even the higher-elevation forms of Pasithea 
caerulea/coerulea in the wild, I would predict that it would not survive 
outdoors there. I'm growing it in the bulb frame.

One thing that I noticed was that the plants I saw at higher elevations 
appeared to be much more robust than those right down on the coast, so 
Osmani's seeds from the higher forms should be valuable, no matter how 
hardy they are. My feeling was that the climate where I saw them was 
similar to the climate of mid elevations (say around 3000 feet) in southern 

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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