Ixiolirion tataricum - how hardy and long-lived is it?

Pacific Rim paige@hillkeep.ca
Sat, 03 Jun 2006 19:11:55 PDT
Jane McGary wrote:

> I've bought bulbs of Ixiolirion tataricum several times; they're readily
> available from commercial Dutch sources. However, I've never managed to
> establish them in the garden.

More than a decade ago, still unaware of what was truly hard to come by, I 
sowed seeds of I. tataricum from an exchange which, lucklily, proved to be 
true. Our stand continues to multiply both vegetatively and by seed. Demand 
for bulbs is scant because they are so cheap from Dutch growers. But the 
blue of the flowers is so electric and the trumpets are so conical, this is 
a plant that is fundamental even though easy to grow.

Just as yoghurt, garlic, wine and other essentials should not be passed 

Paige Woodward

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