Experience with Acidanthera/Peacock Orchid/Gladiolus callianthus
In a rush at the store the other day, I bought a bag of Acidanthera bulbs. The package said to lift the bulbs in winter in planting zones 1 and 2. No worries - I'm in zone 5. However, they were referring to a bulb planting zone. I have never heard of bulb planting zones - apparently there are only 3 bulb planting zones, and I am in bulb planting zone 1.
So now, if I want to plant these bulbs, I will have to lift them in the Fall. To be honest, I'm just not a bulb lifting type of gal. I do grow gladiolas, but I keep them in pots, and just bring the pots into my basement or garage for the winter.
Has anyone had success growing Acidanthera in pots? Or should I just plant the bulbs in the garden, and count it as a loss when I forget to lift them in the Fall?