How to grow Dichelostemma ida-maia in a cold climate

Randall P. Linke
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:19:50 PDT
I have seen this species growing on "Seven Mile Hill" in Mendocino County,
well into the frost and snow zone, though nothing like Central New York,
especially this year.  I would think it would need a cool greenhouse to
have a chance in his location.

>From all over but now in Seattle, Washington

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 2:41 PM, Gastil Gastil-Buhl

> Our friends in snow country must be tired of all that snow because this is
> the second request in one day of how to grow a warmer climate bulb in a
> cold climate. This was a question to our contact form. He will watch the
> list to see the answers so please reply to the list.
> > Michael Tongate wrote:
> >> The students at the local school had a bulb sale. My wife bought some
> Dichelostemma (Firecracker). I have read that this is a west coast native.
> I live in central New York. How well will it do in my climate? Should I
> even try? Do I have to do any thing special? It is an interesting plant. I
> have never seen it before. I would appreciate any information that you
> might have about it. Thank you for your help.
> He has already seen the PBS wiki page for this species here:
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