Bulbs forum: Hymenocallis

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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Nov 24, 2013 10:32 AM CST
I bought some of these in the spring and I'm not sure what to do with them now. I live in a zone 5 or 6 depending on who's map your looking at and right now they are inside under lights. They have been putting out more growth since I brought them in but am wondering if they should have a dry rest period or keep them growing? I also have some rain lilies (zephyranthes) also in pots. I have a cool frost free area I was going to put them in, do they require any water at all during the winter?
central Illinois
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jmorth
Nov 26, 2013 8:15 AM CST
I grow a bunch of both in large pots. At season's end I cease watering, put the pots in the garage (in Oct), allow the foliage to die back (and if not , cut it to the soil level in November, and then move all the pots into the basement (avg temp appx 60°) for the winter. Once translocated, they are stored dry throughout the winter. Come Aptil, or usually May, I either re-pot or move the pots outside again. I also do this w/ Gloriosas, Pineapple Lilies, Crinum, Aztec Lilies, and Elephant Ears.
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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Nov 26, 2013 9:20 AM CST
Thanks! Into the garage they both go. My garage is heated to 50 which I hope is not too cool. The hymenocallis I'll repot in the spring but I think the zephyranthes are in a pot that'll be ok for another year or two. I'll have to move my crinum and Aztec lilies out there as well I think.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Nov 26, 2013 4:52 PM CST
I think rain lilies like to be somewhat crowded.
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North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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Nov 26, 2013 7:50 PM CST
jmorth said:I think rain lilies like to be somewhat crowded.


I agree I have found that to be true.
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