Dormancy for certain bulbs

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 11:41:35 PDT
Hi Bob,

I like near Indianapolis, and also grow Crinum, Zephyranthes, and
Cyrtanthus.  Winter these in pots inside my greenhouse, and both
summer-growing Crinum and summer-growing Cyrtanthus do just fine with no
water in winter.  Zephyranthes vary.  Most would do better with some water
in winter, but all need some sort of annual dry period in their lives
Zephyranthes atamasco and its close geographic and genetic relatives need
water starting in about January or February, since they tend to grow in
late winter.

Stop by and see my  bulbs sometime!

Jim Shields

On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 11:38 AM Bob Hoel <> wrote:

> I live in the Chicago area and have a greenhouse that I winter over my
> tender bulbs in pots.  Historically I water everything through the winter.
> From time to time I have seen in PBS correspondence that certain plants go
> through a dormancy period, typically in the winter months, when they are
> permitted to dry out.  Does this apply to Crinum, Zephyranthes and
> Cyrtanthus?  I know this is a broad question and I am hoping there is a
> general answer for these genus(i).
> Bob Hoel
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