J.E. Shields
Tue, 15 Apr 2003 05:42:58 PDT
Hi all,

I've never mastered the trick of growing Babiana here.  All I've tried have 
been winter growing species; are there summer-growing species?  It surely 
must require a greenhouse in cold climates, but even in my greenhouse they 
do not do well.

I have tried several babianas, from corms as well as from seed.  To this 
day, I've never seen one bloom, and most slowly waste away.  My last pot of 
Babiana is headed for the compost pile unless someone can tell me what the 
magic ingredient is in growing them here.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

At 09:35 PM 4/14/03 -0700, you wrote:

>Dear Mary Sue,
>Various Babianas grow very well here in So. CA - in the ground - in almost
>full sun.  There are many growing at the UCI Arb at various places .  I do
>not know enough about them to know about their "survival" rate in the
>"colder" regions.

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA                   Tel. +1-317-896-3925

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