TOW N.H.Do in June - Garden
Mon, 07 Jun 2004 22:33:14 PDT
Nan Sterman wrote:

White squill, urginea maritima is especially
> suited to Mediterranean climates but has been reported to do fine in
> Texas and even in the east coast where gardeners lift the bulbs each
> winter.  That must be quite a chore as the bulbs grow bigger than a
> basketball.

Lifting Urginea maritima for the winter would be disastrous, as it is a
winter-growing plant from Mediterranean coasts - whence it is collected for
export by unscrupulous bulb companies. It is extremely frost-sensitive and
will promptly be killed by more than a degree or two of frost.

John Grimshaw

Dr John M. Grimshaw
Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens

Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP


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