Kelly Irvin
Fri, 19 Oct 2007 07:36:31 PDT
I would just like to add a note to Glen's. I had Eucomis autumnalis, E. 
bicolor, E. bicolor 'Alba', E. comosa, and E. pole-evansii in the ground 
one or two seasons before moving the nursery, and I sensed only some 
loss, or needed recovery time, in the E. bicolor group. My Eucomis were 
under a 2-4" coarse hardwood mulch in full sun. We don't usually have 
snow blankets to rely upon in this zone 6 region. I have replanted but 
have no results to share at the new location, yet. I will be removing my 
E. vandermerwei from the nursery based on the comments in this thread. I 
just have too few to risk it. E. montana is also in the ground, now.

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

Glen Pace wrote:
> Hi All,
> One thing I have not seen mentioned in this thread is that some Eucomis are hardy as far north as USDA zone 5b.

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