Zantedeschia was Crinum Season...

Leo A. Martin
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 09:47:30 PDT
Ellen wrote

> ...Shrewsbury MA, just east of Worcester (zone 6-ish...
> ...a few Z. aethiopica from the eastern Cape [survived]
> (also small and sad-looking, but technically alive, with,
> I would assume, few prospects).

When I was a child visiting my grandparents in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (now zone 5b but
probably colder then) there was a house nearby with a thriving bed of Z. aethiopica,
running along the entire west side of the house. This was about 5 1/2 miles / 8.3km from
Lake Michigan. With the placement of the house next door, this bed received quite a bit
of summer sun but very little winter sun. Winters in Milwaukee have featured very much
less snow for many years now than when I was a child, and I have not seen that house for
a long time.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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