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 USA 479-787-9958 USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 6a/b mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.irvincentral.com/ 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.