Amaryllis belladonna in Connecticut

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:39:02 PDT
Hello fellow PBSers!!

Thought I'd jump in and share that John Lonsdale has incredible crinum bulbispermum flowering currently at his garden, Edgewood, in Exton Pa. (Zone 6 and two winters of hell). I know that John leaves them in the ground in a well drained, open and south facing situation. They are magnificent!  
He gave me seedlings and I'm very glad I saw this thread as I would have jumped the gun and planted out this year. I'll winter over in my cold sun porch and see how much bulk the bulbs put on.  

You guys are the best. 

Sweltering and worrying about perennials rotting in southeastern Pa where we could use a wee bit less rain at this point. Saturation!  

> On Jun 15, 2015, at 2:26 PM, Jim McKenney <> wrote:
> Thanks, Judy. When I wrote my post on the topic of Amaryllis belladonna on the East Coast, I had your experiences (which you have posted in the past) and those of Ernie in mind. I still think I'm safe in saying that those experiences are the exception rather than the rule.I have also flowered Amaryllis belladonna here on the East Coast, although the flowers produced in my garden were undoubtedly from buds which came with the bulbs. But I have never had reliable repeat flowering year after year. What puzzles me about this plant is that it flowers in the UK and Holland on the one hand (hardly warm climates) but also in southern California.Maybe climate has nothing to do with it, but if not, what does? 
> Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where we are ending a week with daytime highs in the 90s F.
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