Manfreda and Polianthes

Kelly Irvin
Sat, 02 Dec 2006 13:33:38 PST
Dear Jim:

I was wondering the same thing. This summer, I found a website,, that sells only Polianthes tuberosa. The 
curiosity for me is the nursery location. They are located in northern 
Tennessee, and the hardiness zone appears to be about the same as mine, 
6b. Their photographs suggest they have a large field growing operation, 
and they provide cultural tips for growing outdoors. I guess I would 
find it hard to believe they would dig up fields of it every fall to 
avoid freeze damage, but maybe they would. Otherwise, maybe, with some 
mulching, it's hardy to zone 6? Boy, I really like the picture of the 
Manfreda cross.

Mr. Kelly M. Irvin
10850 Hodge Ln
Gravette, AR 72736
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6b

James Waddick wrote:
> Dear Dennis, Steve and all;
> 	I think subject of Manfreda x Polianthes hybrids is a 
> fascinating new topic, but it got me thinking.

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