Zantdeschia hardiness

J.E. Shields
Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:39:13 PDT
Trying to grow Zantedeschia aethiopica by "glad culture" can be done, but 
the results are not very good.  My Z. aethiopica plants do better grown in 
the greenhouse over winter and outdoors in the lath house under misting in 
summer.  They flourish in the greenhouse in winter, then the foliage takes 
a beating when they go outdoors into the wind and weather in late 
spring.  They gradually recover during the summer, and may even bloom in 
summer.  Hybrids and selected forms of aethiopica are all slightly 
different in their response to culture, in my experience.

Jim Shields

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