Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Tue, 29 Aug 2006 11:43:58 PDT
On Aug 28, 2006, at 8:12 PM, Dan Tyson wrote:

> 	Joe,  I really enjoyed your post on rainlilies.
> 	And I went to your link on Fadjar--that was STAGGERING!

It is unbelievable what Fadjar has been able to accomplish with only a 
small handful of species to begin with. It appears that only Tony Avent 
of Plant Delights nursery has been able to introduce some of Fadjar's 
cultivars here in the U.S. (Tony just introduced 5 more in his Fall 
catalog--I've already placed my order.)

> 	Do you ever share any of your offsets?
> 	We grow a very few Zephyranthes here in Socal--I'm sure that more of
> them would do well here.

I have about 30 species and varieties here in So Cal. Almost all of 
them do well or very well and some flower quite well. Mine are all in 
pots, which several people such as Alberto Castillo, will tell you 
isn't the best way to grow them unless you grow them in very large pots 
(5 gal. or larger)--much larger that their size might indicate. So I'm 
sure they would do even better if planted in the ground. The best place 
here would be in regular garden beds where they would get summer 
irrigation. A number of them stay green all winter, too. And several of 
them re-seed like crazy showing up in many other pots.

> 	Perhaps with some supplemental irrigation.
>   	Thanks,
> 	Dan

Tony Avent and Yucca Do carry a large variety of them. I'd highly 
recommend them.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USDA Zone 10a

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