Scilla bifolia -an appreciation

Rodger Whitlock
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 08:14:58 PDT
On 12 Mar 2012, at 9:24, Jane McGary wrote:

> White Chionodoxa is very pretty and increases very rapidly. 

I've had the white Chionodoxa albescens for years and year, having bought it 
from Marion Espin when she was moving and downsizing her garden. Bought it as 
Narcissus 'Nylon', iirc. She may have gotten it from Ed Lohbrunner, from whom I 
got one of my starts of Iris winogradowii.

Until a couple of years ago when C. albescens starting appearing among the fall 
bulbs in garden centres, I had almost no idea what it was. Keying it out 
suggested it was a chionodoxa, but which one? Now, thanks to the miracle of 
modern capitalism I know.

It's a good plant, in case anybody is wondering. The flowers are rather flatter 
than in the more usual blue chionodoxa species (or their white forms), and it's 
a good clean white.


Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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