rainlilies and wetness

Alberto Castillo ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com
Sat, 30 Sep 2006 06:20:44 PDT
Hi Steve: 
             It should be of help to add that Zephyanthes candida as a wild plant is always found in zone 10 regions. Its surprising hardiness typical of other Pampas bulbs (Habranthus tubispathus, Hypoxis decumbens, Cypella herberti, Rhodophiala bifida, etc.,) may be traced back (perhaps) to ancient times. But, presently it is invariably found in the floodable banks of rivers, where there is never any frost. Populations do not move inland into the drier (zones 9a-9b) grasslands. In shade they grow in the foulest smelling muck, a medium one would never associate witha  bulb.
All the best

 On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 10:36:30 -0400 Steve wrote. 
Shade tolerant Z. candida.  I wonder if there is some genetic variation among the populations that do well in shade?  I have some in partial shade and they bloom, but I've tinkered a bit with more than that and I haven't done so well.> > 7b
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