Ornithogalum saundersiae Hardiness

Nicholas plummer via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 14:00:16 PDT
Hi Bob,

I tried some in my zone 7 garden (Durham, NC), and they did not come back
after the winter. I'm not sure if it is the cold that is the problem, or
the species just doesn't like wet clay in winter.    In contrast,
Ornithogalum candicans and Ornithogalum viridiflorum are fully hardy.


On Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 5:21 PM Robert Lauf via pbs <
pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:

> I planted some bulbs this year and they did great.  However, I want to
> know if I can leave them in the ground here in East Tennessee.  Some sites
> claim they are hardy below Zone 6, whereas others say Zone 9-10.  Obviously
> a big difference!
> Does anyone have any experience growing them in the Southeast,
> particularly in Zone 7?  I can dig the bulbs and toss them in the
> greenhouse for the winter if necessary, but leaving them would surely be
> more convenient!  If no one knows, I'll leave one out and dig one and
> report next year!
> Bob   Zone 7
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