All: Polianthes gemniflora is superb for us in the garden, and has been winter hardy down to 6 degrees F so far. They get a winter dormancy, although it would be anything but dry. In containers, we do keep them much drier than they grow in the garden. Tony Avent Plant Delights Nursery @ Juniper Level Botanic Garden 9241 Sauls Road Raleigh, North Carolina 27603 USA Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F USDA Hardiness Zone 7b email firstname.lastname@example.org website http://www.plantdelights.com/ phone 919 772-4794 fax 919 772-4752 "I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself...at least three times" - Avent -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Alberto Castillo Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 2:16 PM To: Pacific Bulb Society Subject: Re: [pbs] Polianthes geminiflora - conflicting info? Jim, Dennis S has seen all these species in the wild, and the info he provides is the best possible around. One thing is certain: not to give them a dry winter rest is a mistake.