Above-ground bulbs. Light during dormancy?

Nicholas plummer nickplummer@gmail.com
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:26:53 PDT
Due to slow but inevitable increase in my bulb collection, I no longer have
space to store dormant summer-growing plants in my greenhouse.  However, we
have a crawl space under the house that is sealed and dehumidified. The
temperature in midwinter hovers around 15 C, maybe a little cooler if pots
are sitting directly on the floor.  It seems ideal for storing bulbs, but I
wonder about bulbs that naturally grow above ground.  Do they need light
while dormant?  Specifically, I'm wondering about Merwilla plumbea and some
summer-growing Boophone disticha seedlings.

Nick Plummer
Durham, NC, USA, Zone 7





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