James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Tue, 22 May 2007 12:25:13 PDT
Dear All;
	Ornithogalum ponticum ( from Janis Ruksans) has joined O. 
narbonense (from Jane McGary) and O. umbellatum in bloom this week. 
The first two are quite different from the weedy O. umbellatum and O. 
narbonense seems especially elegant. The first two make admirable 
additions to the garden and have not shown anything near weedy, but 
are well contained in flower and foliage.
	O. ponticum has had an uneven history in my garden. I bought 
3 bulbs a few years back, but 2 died the first winter. The remaining 
bulb now has 16 flowering stalks and  survived the late hard freezes 
as foliage was emerging. It is a good 'do-er'.
	O. narbonense is apparently a native to Malta so hardiness is 
surprising. Fingers firmly crossed..

	I see that neither is represented on the wiki, so if time allows......

		Best 	Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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