Wintering Hymenocallis

J.E. Shields
Wed, 09 Nov 2005 09:41:33 PST
Hi Jim and all,

We grow lots of Hymenocallis here, almost all in pots.  Most are carried 
over in winter in a heated storage building at ca. 45-55°F, bone-dry, and 
in the dark.  These are mainly the Mexican species that go quite dormant in 

For the evergreen sorts, we store the pots under the benches in a cool 
greenhouse (always above freezing) and water on rare occasions during 
winter.  'Tropical Giant' is one that is more or less evergreen.  In most 
winters, in the short, dark days and the cool greenhouse, even the 
evergreen varieties go dormant for a while.

Good luck!

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
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