will albuca seeds survive freezing?

Ellen Hornig hornig@oswego.edu
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:41:51 PST
I grow that high-altitude form of A. humilis (collected at Naude's Nek, I
believe) in the open garden here in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts USA (lows to
-10F), and not only did it act thoroughly hardy last year (we shall see
about this), it self-sowed to excess, and I had to pull out handfuls.
Certainly the self-sown seedlings were the result of the previous year's
seeds successfully overwintering, and I have no doubt that they froze solid
for weeks on end (and froze and thawed for months).

This year I dead-headed the blooming plants.  I love the species dearly,
but I think it bears watching.


On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Alberto <ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com> wrote:

> In doubt for the high altitude form of Albuca humilis they grow in
> England, for all the other species, no, they are dead.
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Ellen Hornig
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