Eucomis - TOW-Hardiness

Boyce Tankersley
Mon, 18 Aug 2003 08:02:50 PDT
Hi Jim:

I'm cautiously optimistic. Missouri Botanical Garden had Eucomis that came back for a number of years. We'll be trialing some at Chicago Botanic Garden this fall.

Boyce Tankersley

-----Original Message-----
From: James Waddick []
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003 8:05 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Eucomis - TOW-Hardiness

Dear All;
	Jane and Tony both mention hardiness down to 5 Degrees F. 
After growing a pot of Eucomis hybrids until they were pushing the 
sides of the pot, I planted a half dozen in the ground this spring 
with the intention of leaving them there over winter. After a 
recovery period, they have grown well and look great even in our 
continuing severe drought.
	Anyone have success growing Eucomis in climates with even 
colder winters? We normally get below 0F.
	Will my plants be mush come next spring?

			Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
E-fax  419-781-8594

Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

pbs mailing list

More information about the pbs mailing list