Ipheion uniflorum winter hardiness

Jim McKenney jamesamckenney@verizon.net
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:26:35 PDT
Here's another example of just how cold adapted theses plants can be. 

In the autumn of 2010 I obtained some bulbs of 'Rolf Fiedler'. The outdoor planting season came and went; I was very busy with other things and never got the bulbs planted. I put them in a small zip lock bag with a light sprinkle of water and then in the refrigerator. Then I forgot about them. Now fast forward about 18 months. I found them in the refrigerator a few weeks ago. I potted them up a week ago, and within a few days the budded scapes which had developed in the bag in the refrigerator pushed up and began to open flowers. They were still in bloom when I saw them this morning. 

Jim McKenney
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