Philip Bolt
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:09:32 PDT

Thanks for the mail. I refuse to classify myself as an expert: I've got a 
lot to learn!

WRT your question, leaving aside the views of  Jim McKenny, no Cardiocrinum 
will survive after flowering or are you having difficulty in growing them to 
the flowering stage?

If the later then I'm afraid I can't be of much help. What is your altitude, 
rainfall  and winter minimum temperature? Google tells me Zone 10a is 35 - 
30F min. This shouldn't be a problem: it's most probably max. temp. and 

Cardiocrinum are Himalayan plants of woodland shade and so they don't like 
sun and would not be happy getting too dry, ('though they also rot if too 

I don't think there is any particular type which would fare better than any 
other: keep them shaded and as cool as possible.

Philip Bolt

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lee Poulsen" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 3:20 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Cardiocrinum

Wow, a Cardiocrinum expert! My question: Do you know of any species, or 
subspecies of Cardiocrinum that you think might grow/survive in warmer 
climates (such as in Southern California where I live) for more than one 
growing season?

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a

On Mar 22, 2011, at 7:31 AM, Philip Bolt wrote:
> Philip Bolt
> UK Plant Heritage®, Cardiocrinum National Collection holder.
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