Lauw de Jager
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 12:22:22 PST
Dear Jim,
 Lachenalia  (with Veltheimia and Haemanthus) are the marginal species
which suffer in the ground outdoors here. When well protected from wind
and they may stand -4-5° (23-25F) and the Lachenalia have survived well
this winter in the ground in a shade hall.  But all three look so much
better in our nursery in the 'citrus' zone  on the sea where
temperatures rarely drop below -2° (28f). I confirm also that large
trees offer aditional protection. 

"J.E. Shields" a *crit :
> I have some unusual Lachenalia species coming.  This got me to thinking
> about how people grow these bulbs.  Is there anywhere in North America
> where Lachenalia can be grown outdoors, in the ground?
Lauw de Jager 
BULB'ARGENCE, 30300 Fourques, France
Région:  Provence/Camargue, Climat zone: 9a Mediterranean, dry
July-August, peak rainfall in autumn, minimum temps -3-7°C (28-21F)
Reference vegetation: Arbutus unedo, Olea europeaea,

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