Current Blooms

Jane McGary
Tue, 15 Sep 2009 09:07:08 PDT
Rodger asked,
Is Acis valentina hardy?

Its been through about 20 F (minus 6 C) inside the bulb frames, but 
that means it didn't have water on the foliage when it froze. I would 
be cautious about putting it outdoors, but may try one bulb when I 
move to a slightly warmer spot.

Of the spring-flowering Acis species, I think A. tingitana and A. 
nicaeensis could be grown outdoors in the Pacific Northwest, but A. 
trichophylla seems less resilient after a hard freeze.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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