Haemanthus

deebie(SC 8a)September 3, 2009

Anyone have sucess overwintering haemanthus bulb in the ground? I keep getting conflicting information.

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Hi deebie,

I'm not familiar with that bulb at all, so did a little searching. No zone info found, but found where a member in NC was trading them. You might try emailing him for more info, and his zone.

Haemanthus albiflos trade post

Sue

    Bookmark   September 3, 2009 at 10:36PM
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bubba62

Well...if you mean Scadoxus multiflorus, which used to be included in the genus Haemanthus, mine winter over here just fine, as long as they're in a spot where water drains rapidly during the winter months. They are summer/autumn growers which bloom at the beginning of their growth cycle, around July 1 here, and they enjoy our generally warm, extended autumn growing season. The true Haemanthus species tend to be winter growers, so I haven't tried any of them in the ground yet.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2009 at 3:40AM
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