Hardiness of Zephyranthes foliage

Nicholas plummer nickplummer@gmail.com
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:31:32 PDT
A local nursery is currently having it's autumn sale, and I picked up some
pots of Zephyranthes flavissima and Zephyranthes grandiflora.  Now I'm
wondering whether to plant them out or keep them in pots so they can be
moved into the greenhouse.  I'm not worried about hardiness of the bulbs if
planted in the ground, but I wonder whether the foliage will be zapped by a
hard freeze before the bulbs can store enough energy to bloom.  I'm in
central North Carolina, Zone 7.  Lycoris radiata is reliably hardy, but
Lycoris aurea foliage is not.  Any thoughts on how hardy these two
Zephyranthes species are?


Nick Plummer
Durham, NC, USA.  Zone 7.

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