merwilla krausii

John Quinn
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:34:58 PST

Thanks Paul T.

We are hotter and dryer here in summer where I live and my lone bulb seems
to like that though I do give it water regularly.

I agree about the foliage. 

I do grow the same as you and lots of South African bulbs - though not much
success with liliums - too hot.


-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Paul T.
Sent: Sunday, 3 February 2013 7:41 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
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
>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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