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Name: Mia
Central Florida (Zone 9b)
marialebro
Mar 6, 2016 8:42 AM CST
I've read the majority of the posts but nothing from Florida. Should I start in pot then transfer to ground. My home faces the east with direct sunlight for 6-8 hours. Where would I get the most advantage.
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 6, 2016 12:39 PM CST
Hi Mia. Welcome to ATP! Welcome!

I love Ismene! But it is too cold in Reno to grow them although I did have them in California. Ismene take full sun to part shade. Plant your bulbs directly into your garden. Hopefully, they haven't already sprouted.

Daisy
Name: Mia
Central Florida (Zone 9b)
marialebro
Mar 6, 2016 3:29 PM CST
Thank you for responding!! They have already sprouted, stems are 2". I will pot them and move around until I find a place they like. Thank you!! Thumbs up
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 6, 2016 7:30 PM CST
I've grown them for a few years, Mia. They like lots of water, and I find the flowers last a lot longer in partial shade. That being said, the flowers have never lasted longer than a week for me. Not great value for the garden space they take up, with big long leaves all year. So I divide them and give them away to my friends and neighbors. Just keeping a small clump going now.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
The one constant in life is change
Cat Lover Master Gardener: Florida Tropicals Multi-Region Gardener Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Herbs Orchids Birds Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 6, 2016 7:32 PM CST
They really are pretty and smell nice, but . . too fleeting for me.
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Elaine

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