Tulbaghia fragrance -- is it, or isn't it??

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Thu, 20 Jan 2005 11:13:49 PST
Dear Dave;
	Ths is a time I approach almost with dread, that one morning 
I'll walk into my small cool greenhouse and be overcome by the 
fragrance of T. simmerli alba and not be found for hours - 
asphyxiated. The fragrance must be the most intense of any bulb 
matching and exceeding hyacinths or paperwhites indoors.

	I have more than a dozen stalks expanding and about to bombard me.

	I have noticed that like many white flowered plants, the 
fragrance seems strongest at night and lingers through morning. I 
have no idea what it might do outdoors and it might waft pleasantly 
on morning breezes. And surely warmth helps.

	I suggest patience and take a sniff late at night or early in 
the am. Cut a stalk and keep it overnight.

	And of course you may own the rarest of T. simmerli "inodora" 

	best	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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