Jane McGary
Tue, 13 May 2003 12:42:58 PDT
Mary Sue asked,
 >Just now blooming from Jane's surplus bulbs is Muscari pallens. It didn't 
even come up until April and I was sure it was >a goner. It is a sweet 
little thing. How long do I need to keep it growing and does it need summer 

I don't know whether it needs summer water, but it certainly tolerates it, 
because all of mine are in places where they get a small amount of 
irrigation in summer.

By the way, a couple of years ago I got seed from the Scottish Rock Garden 
Club under the name Muscari conicum. I was quite pleased at how attractive 
it was in flower this year and looked it up.'s an invalid synonym 
of M. armeniacum. As they say, if dandelions were hard to grow, people 
would think they were gorgeous.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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