Ornithogalum reverchonii

Hannon othonna@gmail.com
Mon, 10 Mar 2008 14:52:02 PDT
This species has grown well for me for over 15 years in containers, really
on the cramped side I'm afraid. They do not always flower but last year was
very good. One of the best things about this plant is that it can be
maintained well under considerable shade. I was told it grows on shaded
limestone cliffs in at least one locality. Also unusual among 'thogs in
having no stripes at all on the tepals; flowers are pure white.

Dylan Hannon

On 3/10/08, Jim McKenney <jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com> wrote:
> In the summer of 2005 Jane McGary sent me a bulb of Ornithogalum
> reverchonii. It was such a big bulb that as I potted it up I was confident
> that it would soon be in bloom.
> It did not bloom in 2006, and I figured that perhaps it did not like being
> in a pot. I planted it into the ground of the cold frame. It did not bloom
> in 2007.
> Yesterday I took a look, and there is a big inflorescence on the way up!
> Photos suggest that this is among the most if not the very most elegant of
> the Ornithogalum - Yippee!
> Jim McKenney
> jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where frit buds are
> appearing
> fast and the Tecophilaea are blooming.
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