Scilla chinensis

John Lonsdale
Tue, 05 Aug 2003 08:01:42 PDT
I'm not Jane but I can offer an opinion on the above.  Here, outside, it
behaves rather like Scilla autumnalis, although blooming rather earlier and
going dormant a little later. It is basically on a normal Mediterranean
cycle and can safely be dried out in the summer.  It does seed around quite
prolifically so beware if you put it in the garden close to other choice
bulbs; it also builds up vegetatively quite quickly.  Seedlings get to
flowering size outside in 2-3 years.  It is bone hardy and from memory the
leaves follow on just behind the flowers.


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