TOW Roscoea

Marguerite English
Thu, 13 Feb 2003 14:31:51 PST
I have had some for about two years now.  I keep them potted in my cold 
greenhouse because I'm not sure what to do with them outside until I make a 
good raised bed that will suit them.    Last year they got blown around 
during my destructive wind  and stored in an undesirable neighborhood until 
I got my walls back up, so they didn't bloom well.  Only one put out any 
blooms but the others just showed leaves.   They are dormant right now, and 
I have better expectations for this spring.  They are in black gallon pots 
with normal potting soil (with a little vermiculite and lava rock stirred 
in.)  Once they show green tips, I'll bring them out to the warmer part of 
the greenhouse (night temps 45-50 F)  and feed them with ??.

At 08:34 PM 2/12/2003 -0800, you wrote:
>I know nothing at all about this genus. Are there no others on this list 
>that have experience growing it?

Marguerite - Gardening with bulbs and perennials at 3500 feet in the 
mountains of southern California.    Extreme temperatures in our 
Mediterranean climate from 0 to 110 degrees F.   Average temperatures 15 to 
90 degrees F.  A few days of snow in winter and a few days of extreme heat 
in Aug-Sept.  Drought conditions seem to be changing to an 'El Nino' 
year.   (I think that's long-hand for USDA zone 7B.)

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