Z. candida (was Zephyranthes citrina vs. flavissima)

Ina Crossley klazina1@gmail.com
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:02:20 PST
That sounds like the commonone grown here Nhu.

It was these which my friends used to comment on the beautiful show they 
made, until after a couple of years I actually -looked- at them, and 
started to wonder if there were any other colours. And lost my heart.....

I have crossed Z. primulina, no idea what with, and finished up with a 
white one which sets seed readily.  As I suspect primulina is a cross of 
candida, could it have reverted back to candida?  Certainly the flower 
looks like a candida.

Z. flavissima is pretty tough here, I wonder what sort of temperatures 
they would take.


Ina Crossley
Auckland New Zealand zone 10a

On 27/02/2014 9:57 a.m., Nhu Nguyen wrote:
> Hi Ina,
> The Z. candida that I grew is a small form I dug out of a swampy ditch in
> southern Louisiana. It must have gotten out of cultivation? They were
> evergreen and multiplied nicely in a border in Louisiana. The plants do
> occasionally form seeds and are pretty hardy to mild frost as Alberto
> suggested. The leaves can freeze to a pretty good solid in winter days
> (sometimes to 20F/-6C) and thaw out perfectly. What's more impressive is
> that they are able to withstand the 100F/98C days in the muddy soils where
> a lot of plants will have their roots boiled. Tough plants, pretty, and
> should definitely be grown more often in hot places.
> Nhu
> On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Ina Crossley <klazina1@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Does yours set seed Nhu?
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