How hardy is Tecophilea?

Rimmer de Vries
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 13:18:06 PST
All my pots are plunged in sand (on all sides)  to reduce the temp swings 


On Feb 26, 2013, at 3:54 PM, Peter Taggart <> wrote:

> 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 layer 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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