Urginea: The Cheapest Bulb in the World?

Roy Herold rherold@yahoo.com
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:44:05 PDT
The recent discussion about the Home Depot urginea has me wondering if 
they might be the cheapest bulb in the world, in terms of dollars per 
kilogram (or pound)? Are the 'narcissus for naturalizing' cheaper? What 
about 'alliums for eating'?

Tubers/rhizomes excluded--potatoes, turnips, etc don't count...

Slightly off topic, is it possible that Cynthia's blue urginea might be 
Scilla natalensis (Merwilla plumbaea)? These bulbs can certainly get to 
a similar size, and have nice blue flowers.

NW of Boston
Where lots of cheap cyclamen are blooming (never paid more than ten 
cents for a seed), and where Scilla natalensis (free seeds) will 
probably never bloom...

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