Scilla baurii

Davd Fenwick
Fri, 27 Dec 2002 12:41:59 PST
Hi John,
Thanks for looking.

I can confirm that the name is Scilla baurii, and that the bulb was grown
from South African collected seed, in South Africa before it was given to
me. I'm at a loss too. Unlike its cousin Scilla natalensis it doesn't appear
in the Southern African Red Data List.

It's a summer grower and the leaves are presently under a couple inches in
length, of a bronze colour, striated in the direction of the centre of the
whorl, and hug the ground in the manner of Eucomis autumnalis subsp.

Cathy, Argyle, are the local soccer team, in full they are called Plymouth
Argyle. The Pilgrim Fathers went from Plymouth to America, and John can
claim this as well.

Best Wishes,
Dave (Plymouth)

David Fenwick
NCCPG National Collection of Crocosmia with Chasmanthe and Tulbaghia
The African Garden
96 Wasdale Gardens


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