Wiki Additions-Babiana, Hesperantha, Ixia

brent hine
Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:42:01 PST
I wanted to share with everyone a once-cherished Babiana ringens that 
grew wonderfully well for me in the alpine garden where I work.
You can see images of the plant here:…
It was introduced to our cultivation in 1979, and for its last 10 years 
or so was outside, unprotected, where it withstood -12C/10F on at least 
a couple of winters.
Then, in 2004, I moved it to our bulb frame.  It continued on, blooming 
the following Spring.  The next winter, squirrel(s) moved in, and it was 
no more.
At least there's a picture!

Brent Hine
E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden
UBC Botanical Garden
Vancouver, Canada
Zone 7a, -17C/0F

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