Agoston Janos agoston.janos@citromail.hu
Wed, 11 Apr 2007 13:18:46 PDT
Dear Jim,

Even better, It had survived me in a narow bed between concrete in -20°C.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jim McKenney 
  To: 'Pacific Bulb Society' 
  Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:19 PM
  Subject: [pbs] Ipheion

  About two weeks ago, while driving through the neighborhood, I noticed a
  garden where Ipheion uniflorum had naturalized into broad masses. There were
  probably over a thousand plants in bloom. I drove by again during the recent
  cold snap and didn't see flower color - I assumed that the display was over
  for the year. Today I passed by again and the display is even better than
  before. I've been watching this particular planting for many years - the
  display gets better yearly. 

  No one has had much to say about this plant for awhile. If nothing else, it
  certainly seems to be one of those plants which give you your money's worth!

  The much larger cultivar 'Alberto Castillo' has been blooming in a cold
  frame here since late January. I'm looking forward to the time when my stock
  bulks up to the point where I'll feel safe turning some loose in the garden.
  This is a very handsome plant. I checked the wiki, and noticed that John
  Lonsdale's photo suggests that he grows it outside near a wall. Will it
  survive in the open, unprotected garden in zone 6? 

  Jim McKenney
  Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7 where the early rising lilies
  and peonies don't seem to have been hurt by recent overnight freezes. 

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