Brian, 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. Greetings Lauw de Jager http://www.bulbargence.com/ 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.