Scilla peruviana
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 04:40:23 PDT
Scilla peruviana 
Grows well in the South west of the UK,  Devon and despite our last cold winter -prolonged periods of -12 has come through unaffected also is happy in wet clay soil which with this combination of wet and cold can be too much for some things. Often I think it is the addition of wet that Kills the plant and not so much the cold in the first instance.  

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Jane McGary
Sent: 28 June 2010 03:46
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Scilla peruviana

Scilla peruviana (despite the name, about which there is a "confused 
botanist" story) is native to Spain, where it grows in the mountains 
at mid elevations. I grow it outdoors in Oregon, where it survives 
and flowers after winter temperatures in the mid-teens F. It is well 
adapted to dry summers, which Barbara probably does not have in New 
Mexico -- I believe the rains there are mostly in late summer? In the 
wild, I saw it growing amid shrubs and in roadside ditches, in 
considerable shade.

Jane McGary

At 06:16 PM 6/27/2010, you wrote:
>I recently bought a bunch of geophytes in a fit of enthusiasm. One 
>of them is Scilla peruviana. Has anyone grown it in the ground in a 
>colder climate?
>- Barbara Weintraub
>Santa Fe, New Mexico
>6700 feet elevation
>(Think high desert)
>nominally zone 5b

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