Scilla peruviana - Hardy to Zone ????

Pamela Slate
Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:07:57 PDT
Here in north Scottsdale, Arizona, one would think Scilla peruviana might suffer
from heat, not cold, extremes.  However, it tolerates water all summer without
burying itself (mine are in raised beds in 50% shade) and multiplies and blooms
reliably annually.  This does not address the question you asked but may supply
info on the heat end of the scale. 

Great plant.

Pamela Slate

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of James Waddick
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 4:59 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Scilla peruviana - Hardy to Zone ????

	Hearing about all these wide spread cultivations, tempts me 
(of course). What is the cold tolerance of this species. ? Surely the 
East Coast can't be that much milder than mid-west ?

	Or am I dreaming?

	Appreciate your thoughts on absolute hardiness of this much 
admired species.

		Thanks for input.		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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