Ornithogalum fimbriatum

Russell Stafford, Odyssey Bulbs odysseybulbs@earthlink.net
Mon, 10 Mar 2008 11:59:25 PDT
I can't speak to the matter of O. lanceolatum in the open garden, 
having been without it for several years, but O. fimbriatum (which -- 
like Jane -- find very pleasing, although we have difficulty selling 
any) does very well for me in my nursery flats.  Said flats are 
finally visible again after about 3 months beneath the snow 
pack.  Also visible are numerous shoots, nosing their way through the 
pine needle mulch that blankets the flats.  Colchicum szovistii is 
sending up some flower buds, and I'm quite sure I saw some corydalis 
buds too -- some of the Central Asian species have a penchant for 
jumping the gun in our climate.

Russell, in central Massachusetts, where spring is finally beginning 
to look like a possibility

At 01:56 PM 3/10/2008, Jane McGary wrote:
>I actually prefer the Ornithogalum species that flower right on the ground,
>stemless or nearly so. O. fimbriatum and O. lanceolatum are particularly
>pleasing, but they increase so slowly that I haven't tried them in the open
>garden yet.

Russell Stafford
Odyssey Bulbs
PO Box 382
South Lancaster, MA  01561

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