Nothoscordum inodorum

Lee Poulsen
Sat, 08 Jan 2005 18:45:23 PST
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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