Albuca humlis

Ellen Hornig
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:38:49 PDT
Is anyone out there growing Albuca humilis in the north in an unprotected
garden?  I was surprised to find that several pots that I took with me when
I moved from NY to MA overwintered outside above the ground (covered with
oak leaves).  The pots did freeze solid - this I know - and yet the bulbs
are fine, and have sent up foliage and, in some cases, flowers.  These are
from seed collected at Naude's Nek (high altitude), where I'm sure they
also freeze, but of course there's more to hardiness than just cold
tolerance.  These seem like really sturdy little guys - and they're
good-looking, too.  Anyone?


Ellen Hornig
212 Grafton St
Shrewsbury MA 01545

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