Blue bulb

Fri, 12 Aug 2011 14:10:56 PDT
One of those ads popped up today from e-Bay telling me about a beautiful,
blue-flowered lily that somebody wanted to sell. It sounded pretty good but
no Latin name for the species was provided. A little work later, I narrowed
it down to possibly Ixiolirion tataricum. The epithet seems to indicate it
comes form central Asia. For this area, with a nearly frostless climate,
that might not be a good choice. I looked it up in the Wiki and became more
or less convinced that I had the right name. The Wiki did not indicate in
which climate zones the bulbs would be suited. I'm sure somebody among us
grows the attractive bulb. Would it grow here?

San Diego

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