Tony Avent
Thu, 14 Dec 2006 15:24:35 PST
Dear Bulb Growers:

I'm curious if anyone has grown massonia in the ground in temperate 
climates.  We grew M. echinata from seed and planted them outdoors in 
spring 2005.  They endured last winter with a low of 17 degrees F.  They 
are in full flower now, and while in flower have seen 17F and 15F in 
consecutive nights.  They are growing unprotected in the open and have 
shown no foliar or floral damage.  Is this the most cold hardy species 
or should I try others.  Has anyone had these last through colder 
temperatures than this?  Thanks.

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least three times" - Avent

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