Bulbs that flower without leaves TOW

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Tue, 05 Aug 2003 11:49:56 PDT
Mary Sue wrote,
Jane could you explain again what Scilla scilloides is supposed to do? I am 
thoroughly confused about when to water it and I think you once wrote it 
blooms in fall. Mine haven't bloomed yet and the leaves are present at 
weird times.

I don't know what it is SUPPOSED to do, but what it does here is grow 
anywhere I put it, whether it gets water in summer or not, and flowers 
usually in late August to September. The leaves seem to grow twice -- once 
in the fall and once in the spring. I have had it for many years (like many 
other American gardeners, I bought it under the mistaken name "S. 
numidica," which is a real name of a very rare plant).

I don't think anything really fazes this bulb.

Jane McGary

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