Ref Scilla Peruviana

Rodger Whitlock
Mon, 14 Feb 2005 12:52:34 PST
I grow Scilla peruviana here quite successfully. It's in a bed that 
gets nearly full sun in summer and goes completely dry then. For me 
it thrives on neglect. The bulbs are just below the surface of the 
soil, where they placed themselves, so wisdom suggests not planting 
bought-in bulbs very deeply.

Soil is a heavy loam, wet in winter, but because it's near the house 
and its perimeter drains, reasonably well drained. Twenty feet away I 
get standing water during wet periods.

Interestingly, the folks in Vancouver BC, less than 70 miles from 
here, have difficulty flowering it. 

I attribute my success to blind luck, not skill.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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