Scilla peruviana
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:24:42 PDT
Hi Barbara,
I've been growing Scilla peruviana outside since 1995 over the course 
of some quite cold winters with no particular efforts at protection.  I 
believe it's correctly identified, with a flower spike of that 
distinctive shape coming in May.  Having said that, based on my 
experiences, I wouldn't particularly encourage others in my sort of 
zone 5 climate to rush out and get it -- it doesn't do anything except 
survive and briefly flower.  However... responding to all the 
enthusiasm that has been expressed, it might be time to give it some 
encouragement, such as a high, dry, hot location next to the 
south-facing foundation.
Jim Jones
Lexington, MA

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