Nothoscordum inodorum

Matt Mattus
Sat, 08 Jan 2005 20:26:29 PST
Wow Lee, now you even have me interested in these! But then again...I'm an
Oxalis kind of guy! I'd trade something with you!

On 1/8/05 9:45 PM, "Lee Poulsen" <> wrote:

> Wow. You're serious. I could send you some no charge as I have still
> not been able to eradicate it from all my pots. However, it will be
> impossible to send a *few* small bulblets. It would have to be a *lot*
> of small bulblets because that's the only way they come. I also didn't
> know they had a wonderful fragrance as I always snap off any bud I see
> because one of its many noxious ways of spreading is through rapid
> production and release of multiple seeds from any flower I happen to
> miss. I also have to wait until the plant in any pot which it gets into
> is dormant because the only sure way to get rid of it from a pot is to
> unpot the dormant bulb (that belongs in the pot) and throw away all the
> soil in the pot making sure none of it drops out anywhere on the way to
> the trash can since there will probably be at least one bulblet that
> escapes as well, and that is all it takes to make a new source of
> trouble. I mark where one shows up during its growing season with a red
> plant label on which I write 'devil'. (I'm not kidding...) For me these
> are the cockroaches of the bulb world.
> --Lee Poulsen
> Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10
> On Jan 8, 2005, at 10:17 AM, Corey Thompson wrote:
>> Hey all:
>> Would anyone happen to know a source for Nothoscordum
>> inodorum (ssp. inodorum and/or ssp. nocturnum) or have
>> a few small bulblets they would be willing to sell?  I
>> understand this is a noxious, invasive pest but I am
>> interested in cultivating a few in a pot in cold
>> Chicago, Illinois (where it is not hardy) for the sake
>> of the wonderful fragrance I keep hearing about.
>> Please let me know.
>> Thanks,
>> Corey
>> in Chicago, Illinois
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