Zantdeschia hardiness

Ellen Hornig
Sun, 14 Jun 2009 14:08:19 PDT
When I was in Lesotho in winter 2007-8, I collected a lot of seed from a fairly-high-altitude population of Z. albomaculata.  The highest-altitude plants we saw were all, unfortunately, "immaculata" - and without the spots, it's a pretty plain thing (the spots, BTW, are actually little "windows", not white spots).

I've planted a number of the resulting crop out in my gardens, and plan to get a lot more out there, the hope being that I will have turned up a population of reliably cold-hardy plants.  Time will tell.


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