Hymenocallis over winter

Robert Parker dover74@msn.com
Fri, 19 Nov 2004 11:17:44 PST

>From: "J.E. Shields" <jshields@indy.net>
>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
>To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: [pbs] Hymenocallis over winter
>Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 19:15:07 -0500
>Joe and all,
>Thad Howard grew all sorts of Hymenocallis outdoors in the ground near San 
>Antonio for years.  His interests were mainly the Mexican species, several 
>of which he discovered and named himself.
>Now if we can find a few Aloe and Agave that are hardy enough to grow 
>outdoors here in Indiana, I'll be very interested.  As I've mentioned often 
>before, I have a plant of Hymenocallis liriosme which Thad sent me that has 
>survived one winter outdoors in the ground here in Indiana, in a very 
>protected spot outside the south end of one of my greenhouses.  I did mulch 
>it well, and will need to mulch it again soon.  I want eventually to try 
>some more accessions of H. liriosme in the ground here, when the stock has 
>increased more.
>Does anyone else have observations on hardiness of Hymenocallis outdoors in 
>the ground year-round?
>Jim Shields
>in central Indiana (USA)
>Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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