Hippeastrelia "Durga Pradhan" cold tolerance

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Tue, 02 Jan 2007 09:40:55 PST

It sounds to me like you have the makings of a cold-hardy breeding program 
already going there!

If you want to field-test a few in Indiana, just let me know.......

Best wishes,
Jim Shields
in central Indiana, where our coldest temperatures so far this winter were 
an unreal +11°F

At 12:27 PM 1/2/2007 -0500, you wrote:
>.........  During this same
>6-year period, we had no luck overwintering x Hippeastrealia 'Durga
>Pradhan' in many different locations, but when we grew seedlings from
>this, we had had 100% surivability for 4 years, with a low temperature
>of 8 degrees F.   This includes 1-year old seedlings in the ground with
>no winter protection.  I have also had 100% survival from x
>Hippeastrealia 'Red Beauty', surviving the same temperatures mentioned
>Tony Avent

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