Rodger Whitlock
Mon, 19 Sep 2005 13:13:41 PDT
On 18 Sep 05 at 17:53, James Waddick wrote (without saying who
is quoted):

> >One big disappointment has been Lycoris squamigera.
>  This species does badly in mild zones. If you are warmer
> than  7 it probably will not perform well. Does that put you
> squarely in Zone 8?

Lycoris sqamigera does excellently for me here in zone 8, not 
too far from zone 9.

As I write, it's putting on a major show.

To my sorrow, though, L. squamigera is the only lycoris that 
does well here. This city is badly infested with both species 
of narcissus fly (large and small) because of the many feral 
bulbs of tough old daffodil cultivars, and the flies make short 
work of all other lycoris.

How squamigera survives the onslaught of winged horrors is 
anybody's guess.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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