Scilla peruviana
Sun, 30 Apr 2006 13:53:39 PDT
On 29 Apr 06, at 9:56, sekkei wrote:

> Help! Do any of you gracious folks know the trick to reblooming Scilla
> peruviana? I have tried many configurations over the past six years
> and no luck. I have rebloomed many other "difficult" bulbs. But this
> one baffles me.

Scilla peruviana is a reliable performer in my garden. It wasn't that 
I was clever in where I sited it, just plain ol' lucky. "Where can I 
squeeze this in? Oh, over there! That'll do."

Planted in heavyish loam  abt 4' from the south wall of my house. Not 
really full sun, but the white stucco behind it ensures fairly bright 
light even when the bulbs are in shade from trees to the 

No extra water given during our usual summer drought that lasts from 
late May to early September. A few sprinkles in June, but nothing 
serious. I wonder if you are giving them summer water?

Bulbs have stationed themselves just below soil level.

Winter temperatures usually around 5C (41F), but some years we have 
spells of sub-freezing weather.

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

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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