Sorry - I didn't see this post before I replied to yours. Hope you figure it out. Marilyn Pekasky ________________________________ From: Paul T. <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Pacific Bulb Society <email@example.com> Sent: Sun, February 3, 2013 12:41:37 AM Subject: Re: [pbs] merwilla krausii At 07:07 PM 3/02/2013, you wrote: >Does anyone have information on this bulb. >That is the name - merwilla krausii - on the tag from when I bought it. >It is definitely not scilla natalensis as listed on the pbs photograph site. > >It is mid summer here in Melbourne Australia and this bulb is about to >flower - about 30cm/6 ins high purplish stem and leaves and blue flower. >It does not seem to multiply or set seed - but I only have one bulb. Joy, Give it time, mine multiplies fairly well now, although not prolifically. I just love it, particularly when the almost black new foliage emerges. I don't recall mine flowering at this time of year though. Cheers. Paul T. Canberra, Australia - USDA Zone Equivalent approx. 8/9 Min winter temp -8 or -9°C. Max summer temp 40°C. Thankfully, maybe once or twice a year only. Growing an eclectic collection of plants from all over the world including Aroids, Crocus, Cyclamen, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Galanthus, Terrestrial Orchids, Irises, Liliums, Trilliums (to name but a few) and just about anything else that doesn't move!!