Scilla madeirensis

Brian Whyer
Sun, 29 May 2011 14:43:09 PDT
I only know of a few growers in the UK, and seed seems very rare. I have bulbs from 2 sources, which may or may not be different clones, and have never had seed. I nutured just 2 seed pods last season, but they took months to "ripen" and were empty. I would be interested to know about seed production in its native habitat.
Bulb division is not easy either as you can have 10 or more growth points, (most of which will flower) from say 4 apparent bulbs, but they are all extensions of the same root plate.
Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8 ish

Does anybody have experience growing this plant from seed?   I would like to purchase a bulb or plant but am having no luck locating either.  Finding seeds seems difficult too but not impossible. However, I wonder if it's difficult to get the seeds to germinate.

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