Lauw de Jager
Wed, 10 Jul 2002 08:26:45 PDT
Dell Sherk a *crit :
 Did I read correctly that some Moraeas
> grow at a depth of 30-40 cm? That would be below the freeze line here. I
> guess since they are winter growers it wouldn't work, but I wonder if they
> could have their seasons switched to bloom in spring/summer here is USDA zone 6.

Dear Dell,
 In Holland they cultivate wintergrowing Moraeas  during their
relatively cool summers.  But they have to lift the corms every year in
Novembre to store them during their dormancy  at 26-30° and replant  in
the spring. Storing them in to ground would not work as it is too cool.

Lauw de Jager 
BULB'ARGENCE, 30300 Fourques, France
Région: Provence/Camargue; (Climat zone 9a Mediterranean)


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