Fw: [pbs] Dichelostemma capitatum

Pacific Rim paige@hillkeep.ca
Thu, 07 Apr 2005 22:17:11 PDT
Hello, Nancy and all. We are in southern BC and have also been fielding
calls about Dichelostemma capitatum. This is one of a number of plants
native to parts south of BC -- mainly California -- that have been specified
for a huge, expensive, flowering-roof project in Vancouver.  Normally there
is little call for D. capitatum here, because our climate doesn't suit it.
Or anyway, that is my experience. Test plots have been set up for this huge
project, however; I wonder if  the specs will be revised.

Paige Woodward

> Greetings,
> We have recently had a person from Southern British Columbia inquire about
> whether or not Dichelostemma Capitatum would do well in their climate
> (planted in the ground, not in pots). The climate at this site is similar
> to
> Seattle, WA. Since this is out of Blue Dicks native range and the rainfall
> is quite high, I am wondering if anyone living up that way would share
> their
> experience with growing this species in their garderns or meadows, and if
> it
> will naturalize or not,if you need to amend the soil for better drainage,
> etc.
> Thanks for any advice.
> Grass Valley, California

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