Bulbs for Shade

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 05:38:41 PDT
Hi All,

That looks like a pretty good list to me!

I would add to that list, for regions where they are hardy outdoors, 
Haemanthus deformis and Haemanthus pauculifolius.  H. deformis needs fairly 
deep shade, while pauculifolius at least tolerates moderate shade.

Proiphys cunninhamii and amboinensis seem to do OK in my shade house in 

Clivia, if allowed honorary bulb-ship, take shade of course.   Besides 
miniata, I think gardenii and robusta need shade. Caulescens and nobilis 
tolerate more sun, but certainly survive in shade.

Hymenocallis:  I think H. occidentalis (a.k.a. "caroliniana") needs partial 
shade.  I grow H. eucharidifolia in moderate shade in a lath house.  Most 
of the others I know about grow well in full sun; whether they will 
tolerate light shade, I have not tested.

Jim Shields

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Lat. 40° 02.8' N, Long. 086° 06.6' W

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