Hello all, A long time since I posted something on the forum. I purchased my S. natalensis in April 2007. The plant was transfered from container to its actual spot, a south facing mixed bed were I also grow botanic species of Iris, Tulipa and Allium, Scilla, Sedum and Dianthus, in May 2007. The soil is well drained. The plant bloomed for the first time this year and the inflorescence is about 50 centimeters high. Compared to last year I must say we have had a much milder and wet fall, winter and spring. It should also be noted that the plant was fully covered by snow for a full week in January. Luc, zone 8b, South East France -----E-mail d'origine----- De : Mary Sue Ittner <firstname.lastname@example.org> A : Pacific Bulb Society <email@example.com> Envoyé le : Vendredi, 22 Mai 2009 1:07 Sujet : Re: [pbs] Scilla natalensis in flower Sir Peter Smithers used to grow and flower this plant in containers. I have ne expanded to many growing in a container that has bloomed for a number f years now and a couple planted in the ground that have yet to bloom. I now they flower them well at the UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley in the round. I tend to garden on the dry side in summer however when we don't ave any rainfall and it is a summer rainfall plant. So it's possible that t is happier growing in a container where there is better attention to its eeds than in the dry ground. And it probably would be happier still in he ground with re gular summer water. So Boyce you still may have luck with your container grown plants. Mine tay outside year round, but somewhat sheltered from our rain. Maybe your nside one wants cooler temperatures or a range of temperatures? Still if ou can grow it in the ground, it's certainly easier. Mary Sue >For years I coddled the Scilla in containers indoors in anticipation of spikes with dozens of flowers; then a post came through PBS that mentioned that they never bloomed in containers. _______________________________________________ bs mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org ttp://pacificbulbsociety.org/list.php ttp://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/ ________________________________________________________________________ Reçevez AOL Mail sur votre téléphone. Vos e-mails accessibles à tout moment! Créez un e-mail gratuit aujourd’hui.