Hipp X johnsonii -flowers

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Sun, 10 Jul 2005 12:16:21 PDT
Dear all;
	Time to report on latest developments on my attempt to grow 
this 'hardy' Hippeastrum. I planted a half dozen small bulbs near the 
south side of my unheated garage foundation in spring of 2003. They 
came up slowly each year and bit stronger. This spring they are the 
huskiest yet. Now there is the first bloom stalk. A single stalk on 
one bulb with two very typical looking flowers. Other reports seem to 
suggest this blooms in mid spring, May or so making this early July 
bloom very late. It has had two blossoms open for a week in light 
shade in 90 degree + heat.

	So this certainly suggests it is worth trying in more open 
situations in Zone 6 although it is mostly rated as a Zone 7 bulb. I 
am in Zone 5b.

	Actually it seems quite out of place (but a striking beauty) 
in this prairie garden this time of year.

	Best	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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