Dichelostemma ida- maia

Steve Marak via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Tue, 11 Jan 2022 13:25:47 PST
It survived in the ground here (NW Arkansas) for 15-20 years without 
mulch or special care. Winters to 10 F were no problem. I didn't see it 
this year, after last winter's -12 F.


On 1/11/2022 2:49 PM, Jane McGary via pbs wrote:
> Dichelostemma ida-maia grows outdoors in my Portland, Oregon garden in 
> a well-drained position, and has survived 18 degrees F without cover. 
> I think it can go quite a bit colder.
> Jane McGary
> On 1/10/2022 4:49 PM, jibart--- via pbs wrote:
>> OttolineMy Dichelostemma  ida-maia which I planted in pots last 
>> October, are just coming up. I have noticed that bulbs left in the 
>> ground all summer will come up about a month sooner than than fall 
>> planted bulbs.These bulbs do not need frost protection which is part 
>> of their annual life cycle. Mine have survived 24 degrees F with no 
>> problem, although I do not know at what temperature the will be 
>> killed. Sun Set zone 14 west of Modesto CA.Jim Barton

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