Hyacilnthlus orientalis wild form

Lauw de Jager dejager@bulbargence.com
Sat, 10 Apr 2004 00:23:55 PDT
Helaa Jane and Uli,
I grow a lovely for of this species found in the Florence area temperarily
called 'Villa Petraya" More flowers per stem and  shows well above the
flowers. I have pictures in my website of both forms  to show the
difference. It might well be  the subsp chionophyllus.  Is hardy in  our
area (zone 8-9)
Lauw de Jager
South of France (zone 8 Olivier)

le 9/04/04 18:13, Jane McGary à janemcgary@earthlink.net a écrit :
 Johannes-Ulrich wrote,
>> I grow some bulbs of Hyacinthus orientalis wild form, some in the open garden
>> in a mesh pot to avoid them being eaten by mice and some in a pot in the
>> greenhouse because I think they are not fully hardy.
> I have grown this bulb from seed and planted the bulbs out in the garden
> when they were about 3 years old. They have remained there for about 8
> years now, flowering well each season. I don't think there is any danger of
> their being eaten by mice or other rodents -- I believe hyacinth bulbs are
> unpalatable to these pests, since they are never bothered in my garden,
> which is horribly infested with both field mice and voles. My plants have
> survived temperatures as low as 5 degrees F (about minus 15 C). I also grow
> a form called H. orientalis subsp. chionophyllus, which has lighter blue,
> larger flowers; it is in the bulb frame at present.

Lauw de Jager
Mas d'Argence
30300 Fourques France
tel 31(0)466 016 519  fax 0466 011 245

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