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Re: advice on bulbs


Thanks Claire and Kitty-I believe the Zephyranthes are hardy in the ground
here. I've heard them called rain lilies before and I think they are quite
popular here. So, I'm going to go for it! I'm also going to buy MYSELF a few
things. ;-)

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC
Zone 8b

----- Original Message -----
From: <ECPep@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 12:20 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] advice on bulbs


> In a message dated 1/28/03 7:23:30 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> hodgesaa@islc.net writes:
>
>
> <<Pink Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes) 50 for $5.00 size 6cm +>>
>
> That is a geophyte with perverse selective blooming.  You can have a pot
full
> of grassy green leaves and see one flower at a time or sometimes no
flowers.
> They bloom reliably in some climates in response to rain.  Hence are
called
> rainlilies.  If you are looking for a plant that sends up a pot full of
> reliable flowers this is not one.  It does, however, live forever and can
be
> kept in one pot for years returning with foliage each spring.  The pot can
be
> wintered bone dry in the cellar for a return trip to the garden each
spring.
> Bulbs multiply fairly quickly, flowers are shy.
>
> In your state you may be able to put the bulbs in the ground.  They are
not
> hardy north of Virginia or Washington DC. The bulbs offered at low cost
are a
> pink form, a common one.  There are numerous species which would be less
> common and more pricey. The flower is quite like a small Hippeastrum
> (amaryllis), charming when it appears which is not often.
>
> Claire Peplowski
> NYS z4
>
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