merwilla krausii

Paul T.
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 00:41:25 PST
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.


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.


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!! 

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