Z. atamasco (was Sternbergia and Zephyranthes)

Ina Crossley klazina1@gmail.com
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:32:54 PDT
Thank you Eugene.  Living inan equivalent to Zone 10, temperature should 
not be a problem.  When the seed is ripe I will try out the various 
ideas broughtout in this forum.


Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand zone 10a

On 28/10/2013 5:16 p.m., Eugene Zielinski wrote:
> When I lived in Augusta, Georgia (USA), I was able to observe Zephyranthes
> atamasco "in the wild."  Their growth cycle was similar to that of Lycoris
> radiata, except for bloom time.  They would put up new foliage in the fall
> that would grow through the winter.  They would bloom in spring
> (March/April).  In early summer, the foliage would start to turn yellow,
> then disappear.  The seeds would ripen at about the same time.
> The population grew in a deciduous woodland along a small, permanent stream
> and bloomed every year.  Winter temperatures were fairly mild (zone 8).
> I'm not sure how they would behave in areas with colder winters.
> Eugene Zielinski
> Prescott Valley, AZ

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