Hardiness of Zephyranthes foliage

Tony Avent Tony@plantdelights.com
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:48:54 PDT
That is very helpful!  Were the clones you distributed distinct and if so, did you ever name any of them?  The clone we have grows beautiful, but is very shy to flower.  It would be nice if there were a more prolifically flowering clone.  Thanks.

Tony Avent
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-----Original Message-----
From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Alberto Castillo
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2013 1:44 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Hardiness of Zephyranthes foliage

It was my collection in the wild years ago before a huge dam covered its wet feet riverine habitat. Several clones were collected and distributed to a number of people. Most died despite the detailed habitat description. Even today one sees photos of flowers "dying of thirst". 

It is a species for sunny hot climates with good iirrigation and under these conditions it clumps rapidly looking like lawns of Ophiopogon japonicum (in a fresher green). It has been grown well in Australia. And no, every seedling and plant in the wild looked the same. 


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