Bulbils on the roots?

Bulbargence dejager@bulbargence.com
Fri, 24 Aug 2007 23:01:21 PDT
I have a form of Scilla peruviana here, which also makes bulbils on the
roots. These bulbs are splitting less then the usual S. peruviana. On the
other hand your bulb could be S hughi, which I was given with that name:
looses its leave later and also produces bulblets on the roots. I think
thgat Angelo Porcelli  can give more information on this species.

Lauw de Jager
South of France (zone 8 Olivier)
Coord. Geogr.(GPS): 43°42' 43" N     4° 32' 12" E

> it was the same as the Scilla peruviana which I am splitting up. Hardy - it
> has been outside under a tree. Bulbs currently 2 - 3cm in diameter.
> But
> a) it is not shooting new growth like all the others, but still has this
> years tired leaves
> b) it looks very similar to the scilla bulbs, and increases the same in that
> I am splitting old root plates. Brownish tunic, some signs of yellowing
> around neck.
> c) it does not smell quite the same, sort of sweetish, (not pungent like
> allium)
> d) it has small bulbils forming along some of the roots
> In thought at first I had thrown seed in with the bulbs, but no, they are
> growing on the roots. Likely candidates are camassia, other than leichtlinii
> (quamash or cusukii?), ornithogalum, galtonia; or something I have forgotten
> all about. Leaves were probably long and channelled, not broad.

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