was: Re: Crinum in MO; now: Agapanthus in Connecticut

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Fri, 04 Jun 2010 16:55:09 PDT
An agapanthus from Ellen Hornig's former retail nursery, an old clone from Wayside Gardens, likely a cultivar of A. campanulatus, has survived here in Tuckahoe NY for at least four years.  It is much smaller than the evergreen monsters in California.  It blooms reliably, is totally deciduous, and slowly the clump gets larger.  Does not produce seed, thus far. 
Ernie DeMarie 
Where I am excitedly awaiting the opening of the first flowers on a Melianthus overwintered against a wall (got thru 2 winters so far) at my school in Chappaqua NY.  Also happy to see Senecio coronatus from S Africa did not in fact die out, its little leaves are emerging nearby from three plants.
plantblog: http://geraniosgarden.blogspot.com/

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From: MARK MAZER AND FREDRIKA MAZER <markmazerandfm13@earthlink.net>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Fri, Jun 4, 2010 7:18 pm
Subject: [pbs] was: Re: Crinum in MO; now: Agapanthus in Connecticut

 As long as people are thinking about this, how about Agapanthus?  Any
ecommendations on getting them to thrive outdoors in the ground in a
onnecticut garden?

In a  protected, sunny garden spot, deeply mulched during the winter, I
ould try A. coddii.
Unfortunately, this didn't work out for me two USDA zones away in NW corner
f CT.  I'd also check with Dr. Nick.
ark Mazer
ertford, North Carolina, USA
ore blooms from Brodiae californica selections from NNS, Crinum
ulbicodium, jumbo strain, and every day another surprise from the Arisaema
ed. Boophone seed rip
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