Thu, 10 Apr 2003 23:50:08 PDT

are your plants raised from seed by yourselves?  Did you note how many
survived vs froze? I've been the opinion that any given batch of seed may
habour a few seedlings capable of adapting to climatic extremes.  This is
very interesting.  At those temperatures, I cound grow them in Cologne, no
problem!  How are they with winter wet?  Or is the rockery the solution!
There are often Sinningias available in Europe as cool-house house plants.
I'm gonna have to keep my eyes open.

Jamie V.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Avent" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Sinningias


We grow Sinningia selovii and S. tubiflora here in NC in our full sun rock
scree.  They have been in several years and have endured 9 degrees F (-13C)
with no problem (no mulch or snow cover).  We also grow S. 'Tante', which
is an intermediate hybrid.  We plan to put in another 30+ species this year
for trials.  This was quite a surprise to us, but these seem far hardier
than their origin would indicate.

At 06:29 PM 4/10/2003 +0000, you wrote:
>Dear John:
>          Don't. They will get frozen even in zone 9. The hardier is S.
>tubiflora but always grows in frost free areas in the wild.
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Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, NC  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
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three times" - Avent
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