Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
On Jan 30, 2008, sunimrette from Zebulon, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
I bought four of these bulbs last spring and planted them in rich soil. They sent up plenty of foliage, but fall came and went without flowers. Then, just as winter was starting, one of them sent up a pale flower stalk, but the flowers were small and almost white- not the bright pink the label had promised. They did not last long before the frost did them in. Maybe I'll just move them to another spot this year and hope for better luck.
On Oct 28, 2004, soilsandup from Sacramento, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
I have grown this plant outdoors with success for the past few years. They are currently in full bloom right now - adding a wonderful splash of color to the garden this time of the year. Makes a great cut flower.
On Aug 9, 2001, eyesoftexas from Toadsuck, TX (Zone 7a) wrote:
This tender, pretty South African bulbous plant from Cape Province is grown in pots north of zone 7. It has narrow, strap-like, mid-green leaves which develop after the flowers appear from late summer to early winter. The distinctive flowers are each formed of six strap-like petals usually twisted at their ends. They are borne in heads of up to eight flowers, at the end of stiff stems up to 2 ft. long.
Cultivation: Any good well drained soil and a sunny position against a south or west facing wall are suitable.
Propagation: Lift and divide.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Houston, Alabama Brea, California Casa Conejo, California Moreno Valley, California Sacramento, California Santa Paula, California Baton Rouge, Louisiana Montclair, New Jersey Winston-salem, North Carolina Hubbard, Oregon Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Conway, South Carolina Dupont, Washington Five Corners, Washington Vancouver, Washington