Nerine sarniensis outdoors?

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 13:05:48 PDT
Or how about hearing how folks successfully bloom them in greenhouses, even. Is Nick de Rothschild still a member of this list?
On Sun, 10/1/17, Mary Sue Ittner <> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [pbs] Nerine sarniensis outdoors?
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 Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017, 3:57 PM
 Hi Diane,
 Years ago when IBS rescued the Zinkowski bulbs
 I received a number of 
 them since I donated
 to the effort. Harold Koopowitz said not to plant 
 them in the ground so I put most of them in
 pots. I planted a few out 
 just to test his
 advice and they have flowered I think twice since 1999. 
 So I don't feel I've been successful.
 As we have tried to figure out how 
 to grow
 them, it has been suggested they need water during dormancy
 since they have perennial roots. My soil is
 VERY dry in summer. We water 
 some, but not
 much, during our long period without rain, but the Coast 
 Redwoods are very greedy and I think they
 absorb most of it. I too have 
 my pots year
 round in the greenhouse so I can remember to water them in
 summer. I found that in my climate when we
 had heavy rainfall in winter 
 they got
 Stagonospora curtisii so that's when they became year
 greenhouse subjects. I know you just
 asked for success. Perhaps those 
 who have
 responded with their success can explain how they treat
 Mary Sue, Northern
 Coastal California
 > I have pots of about
 nine named forms of Nerine sarniensis in my cool greenhouse
 (cool year-round).  They don't flower very often, but
 two are currently in flower.
 > They have proliferated, so I was wondering
 about trying some outside in the garden.
 > Where are they being
 grown successfully?
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