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Re: Watsonia & Agapanthus

Marte Halleck wrote:
> The Watsonia corms (4, all large) are dry & dormant but NOW is the time
> they're supposed to be planted out in mild climates to grow over the
> fall-winter & flower in late winter-early spring, again according to
> the references I can find. My question is: does anyone know if I can
> tuck these corms away in peat or vermiculite until spring the way one
> does Gladiolus bulbs? If so, should the storage medium be kept damp or
> dry? Approx. what temp? Or had I better be getting these planted in a
> big pot of soil & put in a sunny window -- if I can find one somewhere?

Sunset Western Garden Book says they are hardy in zones 4-9 and 12-24
(Sunset zones that is). In colder climes treat them like Glads. So
whatever yo do with your Glads do to the Watsonia. I don't think I would
keep them moist.

John                     | "There be dragons here"
                         |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
                         |  to indicate the edge of the known world.

John Jones, jijones@ix.netcom.com
Fremont CA, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay) 
Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
Heavy clay base for my raised beds.

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