Blue bulb

Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:02:29 PDT
Thanks, Peter. That was useful information. It does sound, I'm afraid, as
though they are not going to do well for me. Tulips are a bust here after a
year or two. I'm sure people out there will ask "Have you tried ..? Well,
I've tried a quite a few. They're OK for a year or two and then they're
ususally gone. It's a pity. Cyclamen are far more adaptable to this climate
as you might expect. You can't have everything!

San Diego

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It grows well in a fairly sunny position in the uk and is easy in pots. It
probably needs temperature fluctuations to end its summer dormancy. Can you
grow Tulip species? - it likes similar conditions.
Peter (UK)

On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 10:10 PM, AW <> wrote:

> 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?
> Andrew
> San Diego
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