Hyacinthoides non-scripta

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Thu, 08 May 2008 08:39:17 PDT
Hi all,

We have some Hyacinthoides (a nondescript mix of garden plants) and have 
had them for several years.  I'll have to see how well they bloom this 
year, but they keep coming back.  They are planted under rather heavy shade 
-- sugar maples and red oaks -- in bare clay-based woodland soil.  Lots of 
leaves fall on them in autumn, but there are no other woods nearby, so the 
winter wind blows those leaves away.

If the birds nest earlier and the trees leaf out earlier, I can hope that 
the spring bulbs will also come up earlier.  This year, the long spell of 
very cool weather has bunched things up together.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

At 10:08 AM 5/8/2008 -0500, you wrote:
>In the Chicago area we struggle with all of the Hyacinthoides taxa. They
>survive for a few years (if we are lucky) and then disappear.
>Boyce Tankersley
>Director of Living Plant Documentation
>Chicago Botanic Garden
>1000 Lake Cook Road
>Glencoe, IL 60022
>tel: 847-835-6841
>fax: 847-835-1635
>email: btankers@chicagobotanic.org
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Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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