How hardy is Tecophilea?

Rimmer de Vries
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:45:14 PST
 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

SE Michigan 
Zone 5 

On Feb 26, 2013, at 3:37 PM, James Waddick <> wrote:

> Dear Friends, 
>    Recently a friend called to tell me (rub it in) that his Tecophilea were just emerging from winter dormancy. He lives just outside of Wichita KS however and this seems very unlikely. His bulbs are growing near a concrete side walk ( a heat sink) and have survived through 3 winters. 
>    I just never thought Tecophilea might survive this far north. Just how hardy are they?  How cold have they survived outdoors for any members?
>    Do I dare try them here in Zone 5/6 in the ground?        
>        Best        Jim W. 
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