Hardiness of Zephyranthes foliage

steven hart hartsentwine.australia@gmail.com
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:42:30 PDT
I grow Flavissima in zone 10, in Australia, in a hot dry sun scorched bed
in poor soil, very low in organics " rare for me " mine flower regularly &
have set viable seed which has produced the same flower... A worthy little
Zeph if you can get it right, the colour in the sun is so florescent &
sparkles beautifully as they dance on the breeze.....


On 15 October 2013 03:33, Tony Avent <Tony@plantdelights.com> wrote:

> Very interesting about Zephyranthes flavissima.  There seems to be only
> one clone in commerce (no idea where it originated), and it is a poor
> performer and never sets viable seed.  Do you know of any one that has
> grown this from seed and if there is much variability to the seedlings?
>
> Tony Avent
> Plant Delights Nursery @
> Juniper Level Botanic Garden
> 9241 Sauls Road
> Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
> Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
> Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
> USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
> email tony@plantdelights.com
> website  http://www.plantdelights.com/
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> "I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself...at least
> three times" - Avent
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>
> Zephyranthes flavissima in the wild used to grow in the equivalent of zone
> 10 citrus belt. Z. grandiflora is from zone 10 in Mexico. Bulb hardiness
> depends on wether the pots are in a plunge bed or exposed to cold air.
>
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Steven : )
Esk Queensland Australia
Summer Zone 5  Winter Zone 10





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