[BULBS-L] Hippeastrum x-johnsonii

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Wed, 03 Jan 2007 07:52:57 PST
>I'd like to know who has tried to grow Hippeastrum x-johnsonii 
>outdoors, and how it fared.  It is supposed to be the hardiest 
>Hippeastrum, but some have said it survived but does not bloom in 
>the North.
>Who has first-hand experience they can share with us?

Dear Jim S;
	I have 3 plants outdoors ( about a foot apart from each 
other) very near the south side of an unheated garage foundation. 
They emerge late and have yet to bloom in 3 or 4 years. I'd say they 
just exist, not thrive even in our recent mild weather winters.

	I have seen them vigorous and blooming in the Dallas TX area. 
My plants came from a nursery in Wichita KS, but don't know how 
satisfactory they are there.

	I also have a few in a pot in a cold frame, but these have 
not bloomed either!

		Any help?		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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