Urginea maritimum

Paul Tyerman ptyerman@ozemail.com.au
Thu, 10 Jun 2004 16:24:16 PDT
At 10:42  10/06/04 +0200, you wrote:
>Dear John,
> The foliage may suffer some frost damage. But the bulb, which is very much
>on the surface,  may need some protection by a mulch. Like with Paul this
>species easly withstands -6-8° Provides  the spot is well chosen (sunny,
>sheltered and well drained).


Glad that it isn't just me <grin>.  Mine is definitely in the full sun
(which is pretty intense here in Australia) and the drainage is pretty much
perfect as it is in an old rusting wheelbarrow which has so many holes in
the bottom that it can't be anything BUT perfect drainage.  I guess the
only protection mine would get though is being a foot or 2 off teh ground
effectively, but it certainly definitely well and truely freezes at nights
in winter, and this might even be amplified by the fact that cold air gets
all around the base of the "pot".  Still doing well though.

John, if mine flowers this year and is self fertile I am more than happy to
send you some seed if you'd like?

Another -5'C forecast tonight, which judging by recent forecasts might just
mean a degree or 2 lower unfortunately.  Ooooh, don't like this cold this
early. <grin>


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about
anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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