Albuca juncifolia?

Sat, 23 Oct 2010 09:31:51 PDT

It may be that you have the same species as the one San Marcos Growers have:… 

They also received bulbs labelled A. juncifolia but its leaves grew to four
or five feet. They suggest A. maxima! 

I suspect that like most Albucas it will take some frost without any
difficulty but more than that I cannot say.

Andrew Wilson
San Diego

 I was given a pot of seedling plants with this label 2 seasons ago. Last
year I was surprised they hit the roof with their leaf tips ~2' but no
flowers. This winter they have substantial leaves up to 3'long and where the
leaf bundle emerges from the soil it is over 1" diameter. Unrolled the
leaves would be an inch or more wide. I know I will need to cut the pot off
next summer as they are tight in it, but the questions are, what is it, and
what is the lowest temp. it will stand, as my frost free space is limited?

Brian Whyer. Buckinghamshire, England, lowest temp so far this autumn -6C in
the open garden.

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