Bellevalia pycnantha

Jane McGary
Sat, 05 Apr 2003 19:36:53 PST
Martin Philippo, who has an interesting website on Muscari, is correct when
he writes,>The yellow you
>mentioned is not a rim but anthers sticking out. They look lovely indeed but
>these are not rims as found in many Muscaris. 
I thought the yellow was just the anthers but because my reference books
mentioned a "yellow rim" I thought I must be wrong! In fact my "old"
Bellevalia pycnantha are completely blue.

I suspect he Dutch bulbs bought as B. pycnantha are either some other
species or a hybrid. Martin, do you know if Bellevalia ever hybridizes with

Best regards,
Jane McGary
Northwest Oregon, USA

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