possible change - now Ledebouria

pelarg@aol.com pelarg@aol.com
Mon, 23 May 2016 10:34:37 PDT
Hi Robin,
It would certainly be hardy in Zone 9.  Here we are the edge of zone 7/8 in central/northern westchester county in NY.  We got a low of -3F this winter according to accuweather.  The ledebourias had a light mulch on them but not nearly as much as I would use for real zone pushing like Gerbera jamesonii and Erythrina zeyheri both of which came thru fine but with about a foot of wood chip mulch or more on top of them.  Same works for cannas here too.  My most conservative guess is that Ledebouria cooperi should be hardy at least thru zone 7 proper and greater and maybe into zone 6, maybe more so with protection.  
It is easy to overwinter indoors in pots too, just keep cool and dry.  The ones outside are flowering right now.  




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From: Hansen Nursery <robin@hansennursery.com>
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You mention Ledebouria cooperi as being winter-hardy?  What zone are you in
and how cold do your winters get?  I'd like to try putting it in the rock
garden but haven't heard too many people talk about it.

Robin in southwestern Oregon on the coast, Zone 9, more or less
Hansen Nursery

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Ernie DeMarie
In NY where Allium moly and camassias are in bloom, including a rare pink
form I got years ago from a former nursery woman out in Oregon,  and the
summer growing bulbs in pots are going outside while the winter growers in
the garage are finished or finishing up for the most part.  Winter hardy
gladioli galtonia, Ledebouria cooperi, Crocosmias, Dieramas, Galtonia,
Crinum bulbispermum (and Super Ellen and x powelli), and Agapanthus are all
up among others and I still wait for Eucomis, which is always the last thing
to emerge.  Also seeing growth just starting on well protected (wood chip
mulch) Erythrina zeyheri.  

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