Hardy South Americans

Alberto Castillo ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com
Tue, 27 Aug 2002 18:20:03 PDT
Dear Jim et al:
                        Comparatively, there are not many truly hardy 
bulbous in South America. You have several Tristagmas, Hyeronimiellas, 
Phycellas, Alstroemeria both described and undescribed, Solarias, 
Rhodophiala andicola, R. elwesii, R. araucana. But, all of these spend their 
winter dormancy under snow, which of course means a lot milder temperatures 
than your freezing soils.
                        I do not think it is a good idea to leave your 
Hesperoxiphion outdoors for the winter unless you have heaps to discard. A 
cold greenhouse would be tolerable for the plants but they do not experience 
freezing grounds in the wild.

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