L. radiata hardiness

Carol Jensen jorna@mobilixnet.dk
Mon, 26 Dec 2005 09:57:11 PST
At 18:21 26-12-2005, you wrote:
>In a message dated 12/26/2005 11:01:23 AM Central Standard Time, Jim Shields 
>> I planted them outdoors in three spots, 
>> and in two of the three, they survive and bloom right here to this day, 
>> outdoors, in the ground, in cold and snowy central Indiana
>Hi Jim Shields, and Gang,
>Does anyone know if L. radiata needs a bit of winter chill to bloom?  The 
>sure bloom heavily here in zone 9a, but I'm going to send a few to an email 
>gardening friend in a tropical climate.  I doubt they will ever experience anything 
>below 40-50 F.  
>Conroe Joe

Hope your friend has a fridge then. I wouldn't like to try hippeastrum in the tropics if they need cold to flower. How does that work, anyway, does it freeze in the Cape area?


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