Ornithogalum--PBS TOW

Lauw de Jager dejager@bulbargence.com
Tue, 03 Dec 2002 02:40:22 PST
Dear  frends,

I grow here the following species in the open ground:
O umbellatum: In spite of the fact it has been banished from the catalog and
the garden, it persists still as a tenacious weed.
O narbonense. Very adapted to conditons here. Multiplies well from seed
O arabicum: superb decorative plant ( large raceme of pure white flowers with
a remarkable black ovary). Multiplies rapidly by offsets.  moderately hardy(O
orthophylum, O pyramidalis  on trial)

South african species:
O dubium mixed hybrids, mostly sterile, very often virus infected, not hardy
O longibracteatum:  grows anywhere in any condition; but of very little
decorative interest
O thyrsoides. Multiplies well from seed, very adapted to our area.  Here in
Europe often on offer in the wrongseaon (spring) which subsequently gives only
shotterm satification and a bad reputation.
O saundersiae:  Not very happy in our medit climate; tends to rot during our
humid winters and need watering durng the winter. Will be abandoned from our

Kind regards

Lauw de Jager
BULB'ARGENCE, 30300 Fourques, France
Région: Provence/Camargue, (Climat zone 9a Mediterranean)

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