Digby Boswell bandula@absamail.co.za
Fri, 03 Oct 2003 21:27:06 PDT
Hi All,

The question about Ornithogalum dubium :-

I have a big problem with this species as it sows itself into any other pot  that is near.  I have now resorted to digging them out of the pots and planting them into the ground in a raised bed. They are just coming into bloom at the moment and it seems as if they al survived the summer rains. I have also found that if I do not dry them out that they just keep growing.  This applies to seed aswell which will flower in it's second season, where as if dried out and forced into dormancy the might flower in the 3rd year.

I spoke to someone from Durban ( about 80Km from where I live with a hot humid climate)   the other day and he says that O.dubium does not survive their climate and that bulbs brought in last one year.

Digby Boswell,
Pietermaritzburg  (Summer rainfall area)
South Africa

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