Boophone haemanthoides

Nan Sterman via pbs
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:06:26 PDT
My garden has areas that get down into the low 20s and others that get to the high 20s (I’m three miles from the beach in Encinitas).  Boophone does fine in the parts of the garden that get into the high 20s so far (I haven’t planted them in teh colder part of the garden), so yours should be good.


> On Jun 26, 2020, at 9:30 AM, M Gastil-Buhl via pbs <> wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> Coincidentally, my first ever acquisition of Boophone haemanthoides will
> arrive in the mail today from Telos. I have always been fascinated by their
> wavy leaves and firecracker seed heads in photos. I am glad to hear yours
> grows well here, although I recall I get more frost on my end of town.
> Actually, I see on the pbs wiki that it grows at the UC Berkeley Botanic
> Garden so frost must not be a problem. I doubt mine will bloom this year,
> being disturbed and likely not old enough. But in future years I can let
> you know when it is blooming and we can exchange pollen.
> Gastil
> Santa Barbara
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