Last few flowers of these Mexican beauties ❤️ - now that the frosts are arriving, I will be treating these the same as my Dahlias. They form tubers underground and can be lifted for winter protection as they are not so keen on our colder climate over winter compared with that of Mexico! 👍🏼
Potted this up earlier this week. I've grown this before, but never realised it was from tubers. I must have bought it as pot grown. They are tender, so they can be grown like Dahlias and tubers can be lifted at the end of the year before the frosts arrive 👍🏼
I've lost mine every year and just bought a new one, think I'll try lifting it this winter, see what happens. I think wearing gloves in the garden is a good idea as you can get some nasty rashes and allergies from bulbs and plant's, can't touch hyacinth bulbs without gloves myself
It was a complete surprise to me too @katgreen - did a little reading about them last wkd, and they originate from Mexico, so I can see now why they are a bit tender here in the uk. Yeah, the gloves thing is definitely good advice. I do prefer without usually as I really like to get my hands stuck in. But been caught out sometimes - esp with the number of cats that pass through the garden and leave presents for me 😷😒
I used to be very much #nogloves (unless I was doing heavy manual work) and loved the feel of the earth but now I'm a #gloves wearer because they provide a little barrier against the strong Queensland sun ☀️ and jumping ants, 🐜mozzies etc.