Scilla Madeirensis

Jude Haverington
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:38:00 PDT
Interesting topic. I'll be interested to hear any input.
I got some, too - and they clearly were "cleaned up" for

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 6:28 PM, Dee Foster <> wrote:

> To all:  I just received my bulbs from Longfield Gardens, and they are,
> disappointingly, beige bulbs, not the “amethyst purple” color advertised on
> their website.  I spoke with their head  horticulturist who explained that
> they had been grown in the ground in Israel, and that they would color up
> if grown above ground (which I thought was pretty much the only way they
> grew-above ground).  Does anyone have experience with this bulb to know if
> this is true?
> I feel badly about this, as I was so amazed to see this bulb at such a
> reasonable price, that I posted about them to this website, to let others
> know.  Now I feel bad that I may have led other members down this path?
> Hopefully they are the right bulb, but does anyone know if it’s likely
> that these very, very plain beige bulbs are going to color up when grown in
> the sun?  It’s not that I’m upset about them not being a pretty color, it’s
> that I don’t see how they can be S. Madeirensis if they aren’t a deeply
> colored  purple-ish bulb?
> Thanks,
> Dee Foster
> Newport Beach, CA Z10b --where I’m starting to think about how to save the
> bath water if they put us on rationing….
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