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Maren

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Zephyranthes candida
« on: February 21, 2011, 10:59:18 AM »
Hi,

I have a hundred bulbs of this looking at me and asking to be planted.

Can they take British winters (Buckinghamshire) or should they be placed frost free?
Maren in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom - Zone 8

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Re: Zephyranthes candida
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 11:28:57 AM »
There is a long and luxurious border of them at West Dean Gardens near Chichester, outside one of the glasshouses, so it is certainly worth a try for you.
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Re: Zephyranthes candida
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 11:31:25 AM »
There is a long and luxurious border of them at West Dean Gardens near Chichester, outside one of the glasshouses, so it is certainly worth a try for you.

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Re: Zephyranthes candida
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 11:42:30 AM »
I've no real experience of them but since you have a lot it's worth a try if you have somewhere where they will be reasonably dry in summer (not likely in Devon!!). I'd be inclined to pot some up for the greenhouse as well though.
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Re: Zephyranthes candida
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2011, 04:03:12 PM »
Hello David,

50/50. That is such a good idea, why didn't I think of that. :) :) :)

I'll get planting once I get over my laryngytis which, I am told, has given me a very interesting voice. GrrrrGrrrr. ;)
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Re: Zephyranthes candida
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 04:08:47 PM »
Hello David,

50/50. That is such a good idea, why didn't I think of that. :) :) :)

I'll get planting once I get over my laryngytis which, I am told, has given me a very interesting voice. GrrrrGrrrr. ;)
Do you need speaking to your bulbs while planting ???

I have also ordered some Zephyranthes candida to plant in my garden and hope for the best 8)
Trond Hoy, gardening on the rainy west coast of Norway.

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Re: Zephyranthes candida
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 07:02:36 PM »
Absolutely necessary, I talk to them very nicely and encourage them.  :) :)

Also, I don't want to leave the house at the moment, as it is raining and blowing a gale. :)
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Re: Zephyranthes candida
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 08:01:53 PM »
I can understand the last but I do not speak (loudly) to my plants!
However I speak in a very strong voice to my neighbours' cats >:(  when they do something in my beds and lawn ;)
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Re: Zephyranthes candida
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 10:07:41 AM »
Doing well in my garden, I now have four pots like this, all getting ready to flower (I hope) at the end of the summer. Note the roots growing out of the pot, they have been standing in trays of rainwater. Just as well, we have had the driest spring since I don't know when.

I also took at pot to my allotment (vegetable garden), giving it exactly the same conditions. However, the wildlife took a liking to it (we have deer, rabbits, pheasant, grouse, partridge and pigeons - all uninvited, of course). Some of them ate the leaves down to the gravel topping. - Oh well, another lesson learnt.
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Re: Zephyranthes candida
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2011, 06:43:48 PM »

Zephyranthes candida blooming now.




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Re: Zephyranthes candida
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2016, 07:48:50 PM »
Hello,

at the moment Zephyranthes candida is offered as pond plant on ebay by a "Lincolnshire PondPlants" nursery. They recommend to plant it in the litoral zone 0-2 cm covered with water.
I read in Wikipedia that Zephyranthes candida is called "Swamp lily", but is it really necessary to plant it under water?

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Re: Zephyranthes candida
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2016, 04:03:24 AM »
Hi Hannelore,
We grow it here in an ordinary garden bed as well as in the rock garden where it does not get much summer watering. I remember Alberto C telling me that it should get a lot of water which I suppose might help it flower more - ours only flower in late summer and autumn when the rains start,
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