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Tender Mason’s Lily


Right here is the reportedly tender Massonia depressa from South Africa in full flower in our crevice backyard. I ought to add that this picture was taken 2 nights after we recorded 16 levels F. I assume when the supply of all worthwhile data, Wikipedia, says “When cultivated in a temperate atmosphere, M. depressa doesn’t tolerate freezing temperatures, so have to be grown beneath glass in a chilly greenhouse or related.” we should always take that as faux gardening information. Hmmm.

Massonia is a genus of bulbs within the Asparagus household, associated to the extra acquainted genus scilla. Winter hardiness of this species is….nicely, nonetheless to be decided, however we’re good to not less than Zone 8b to this point.

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