Jane McGary
Wed, 10 Dec 2003 17:32:40 PST
Mary Sue was wondering which Scilla species could cope with wet winters. I 
have about the same rainfall as she does but it is colder here, being much 
farther from the coast. Having seen what Mary Sue is growing, I would 
encourage her to try any of the species I mentioned, although the North 
African ones might not tolerate wet freezing over a course of years.

I did say the genus was easy from seed but I have to admit I was talking 
only about the Northern Hemisphere species. I have not grown any South 
African ones. I had the impression that the latter are rather large plants 
and probably a bit tender even for my unheated frames. Besides, I am afraid 
to start with Cape bulbs -- so many species, I'd need to double the frame 
space, and in a very cold year, they'd probably all die!

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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