How hardy is Tecophilea?

Peter Taggart
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:54:45 PST
Three collections of Scilla lingulata and some Tecophilea died at at around
0 F, (minus 18 C) in pots here. Certainly both can take freezing conditions
to around minus 8 C in pots. Possiably other climates might make them take
lower temperatures. Planting them in the ground would.
Peter (UK)

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 8:45 PM, Rimmer de Vries <>wrote:

> James
>  Tecophilea grow in my cold frame  right next to the Scilla lingulata
> Soil in  frame  freezes in winter
> But protected a bit by 4mil poly later so soil warms on sunny days

> >    I just never thought Tecophilea might survive this far north. Just
> how hardy are they?  How cold have they survived outdoors for any members?

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