Dear all, We just had a light frost here (-2-3°C), which was a good test of the frost hardyness of the flowers. All are planted in the open ground: Afterglow (Exbury hybrid): flowers gone, Manselli hybrid (cross N.flexuosa with N sarniense) flowers intact, N bowdenii 'Pink Triumf' flowers intact. The flowerbuds and flowers of N undulata are untouched. No leafdamage at all. (Just to compare the intesity of the frost: The Dahlia imperialis: flowes and leaves are touched but not scorched) I specially recommend the Nerine manseilli hybrid as a garden plant. Kind greetings -- Lauw de Jager Bulb'Argence South of France (zone 9 (olive trees) emailto: firstname.lastname@example.org Site http://www.bulbargence.com/ Le 1/12/08 19:21, « John Grimshaw » <email@example.com> a écrit : > 'Afterglow' is a commercially available hybrid, I forgot from which breeder, > with quite good red flowers, but it is strongly winter growing. Many of the > Zeal hybrids are fully hardy in southern England, but just not freely enough > available to try widely, yet.