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From: "J.E. Shields" <jshields104 at INSIGHTBB.COM>
Subject: Re: 'Green Goddess' and kin
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Thanks to Marge and Ray for the comments on Green Goddess in winter.

As most already know, Zantedeschia aethiopica ranges all over Southern
Africa, from Namaqualand and Cape Town in the Western Cape Province to
KwaZulu-Natal Province.  That encompasses a wide variety of climates.  In
the west (Cape Town), it lives in the winter-rainfall area.  In the east
(Natal) it is the summer-rainfall area.  At the higher elevations in the
eastern areas, it is subject to hard frosts and snow in winter.

I'm curious to see how the plants and seedlings I have from the Eastern
Cape behave.  The Eastern Cape Province experiences some rainfall all yea=r

The other species of Zantedeschia are mostly from the eastern,
summer-rainfall areas:  Northern Province, Mpumalanga, and
KwaZulu-Natal.  In these areas, it is mostly dry in winter.

I note that John Bryan lists the following species in the revised edition
of his encyclopedic "Bulbs" (Timber Press, 2002):

aethiopica, albomaculata, elliottiana, jucunda, odorata, pentlandii, rehm=annii

Does anyone grow jucunda, odorata, or pentlandii?

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

At 03:40 AM 9/15/02 -0400, you wrote:
> > From: J.E. Shields <jshields104 at INSIGHTBB.COM>
> >  Will 'Green Goddess' grow and bloom in the greenhouse over winter?
>  Does it
> > undergo any sort of dormancy in a container?
>I don't have 'Green Goddess'; have  'Crowborough', who lives in a pot
>and is wintered in my cool greenhouse where it is evergreen and
>blooms in winter.  It goes dormant about the time to bring plants
>outside and starts growing again about now.
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>mtalt at
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Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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