pbs Digest, Vol 41, Issue 5

Antennaria@aol.com Antennaria@aol.com
Sun, 04 Jun 2006 21:10:37 PDT
In a message dated 6/4/06 2:26:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time,"Jim McKenney" 
jimmckenney@starpower.net writes:
I've grown Allium caeruleum and Ixiolirion off and on for decades. Until I
protected the Allium with a glass cover during the summer, it rarely
reappeared or prospered or bloomed after the first year. Now that I cover it
during the summer, it increases prodigiously and blooms very freely yearly. 

Regarding A. caeruleum, I must try what you suggest, because the plants 
always look great the first year after planting, then they just produce leaves and 
dimished growth in subsequent years.  Maybe you've found the secret to this 
plant's longevity in cultivation, I'll give it a try.

Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States 
antennaria@aol.com "New England" USDA Zone 5
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