Urginea: The Cheapest Bulb in the World?

Cynthia Mueller cynthiasbulbs@hotmail.com
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 04:31:30 PDT
If Scilla natalensis has blue flowers, I will bite! Now, does anyone know of a good source? -Cynthia Mueller, College Station, Tx

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On Sep 9, 2013, at 9:52 PM, "Roy Herold" <rherold@yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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.
> --Roy
> 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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