Muscari and Gladioli

John Bryan
Tue, 25 Mar 2003 12:56:44 PST
Dear Sally:
I would suggest you read Goldblat & Manning's book on Gladiolus, well
illustrated and very sound dealing with the species. The point to watch
is they be available in the USA. Regarding Muscari, they are not
difficult to control and if invasive plant them so they are contained by
one type of barrier or another. Cheers, John E. Bryan

Sally bourrie wrote:
> Hello --
> I'm a new member and bulb neophyte (but "bulbophile" nonetheless) who's
> really been enjoying following all the discussions of this group.  As a
> freelance writer, I'm doing some stories on bulbs and I was wondering if you
> might give me some guidance.
> I'm writing two stories for The Oregonian based in Portland, Oregon, and I'm
> wondering if anyone has any suggestions re: non-invasive muscari.  I've read
> Jane McGary's comments and she's sure right, muscari are basically thugs
> here.  I've been introduced to a variety of Muscari macrocarpum that I
> understand is not invasive.  Are there others that would be happy in our wet
> winters and dry summers?
> Also, I'm doing a story on gladioli, the wilder ones -- species glads?  What
> I'm interested in learning about are the glads that are more delicate than
> the hybrids most people are accustomed to.
> I very much appreciate your help.
> Sally Bourrie
> Portland, Oregon
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