Return to the Bulbs Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
amaryllis in my zone?

Posted by joeschmoe 6 (Ohio) (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 20, 12 at 10:29

I know Lycoris squamigera can grow here as I have 3. What are some others in that family hardy in my zone without lifting, potting, etc?

Crinums? Amarcrinum? Etc?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: amaryllis in my zone?

I've got a couple of big clumps of Crinum here in the Detroit area. I just throw deep mulch of oak leaves over them every fall, and they sail through with no problems. Oldest is close to 20 years old now, so that should work. Also the dwarf type agapanthus is fully hardy for me (not really an amaryllis family plant, I don't think, but thought I'd throw that in here).

I did try Amaryllis johnsonii (or is it johnstonii), it survived a couple of years but then died. I think it's not so much the cold with those as the dampness, it rotted out at the base, and then finally the offsets even rotted.

Some other bulbs that come back for me are Eucomis (pineapple lily) and glads. This year, I'm going to gamble on my Peruvian daffs, Hymenocallis, and leave at least half of those in-ground, also with a deep mulch.


 o
RE: amaryllis in my zone?

I've got a couple of big clumps of Crinum here in the Detroit area. I just throw deep mulch of oak leaves over them every fall, and they sail through with no problems. Oldest is close to 20 years old now, so that should work. Also the dwarf type agapanthus is fully hardy for me (not really an amaryllis family plant, I don't think, but thought I'd throw that in here).

I did try Amaryllis johnsonii (or is it johnstonii), it survived a couple of years but then died. I think it's not so much the cold with those as the dampness, it rotted out at the base, and then finally the offsets even rotted.

Some other bulbs that come back for me are Eucomis (pineapple lily) and glads. This year, I'm going to gamble on my Peruvian daffs, Hymenocallis, and leave at least half of those in-ground, also with a deep mulch.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Bulbs Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here