In a message dated 1/9/05 10:58:11 PM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: From: "Rodger Whitlock" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [pbs] Nothoscordum inodorum There are two very weedy species, N. inodorum and N. bivalve. Nothoscordum inodorum is intensely fragrant, almost obnoxiously so. Perhaps what you have is bivalve. I have a single pot of inodorum, which throws up an occassional flower, and a pot of a rare pink-flowered form of bivalve, which has never flowered and is dwindling. It's funny, because when I lived in Seattle, Washington (Pacific Northwest USA), not too far from British Columbia, Canada, there were a whole host of plants that I'd never consider to be weedy invaders back in much-colder New England (Massachusetts), but were indeed very weedy there given the 2-3 incremental drop in cold severity. There are a whole bunch of plants that I could name in my New England garden that are much more insidiously invasive than N. inodorum. It's a plant that's not worth defending, even in it's highly perfumed flowers, because the stems are tall and lanky, the flowers small and not showy, and the plant is otherwise not very attractive, that it should be shunned and better plants should be grown. Mark McDonough Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States firstname.lastname@example.org "New England" USDA Zone 5 ============================================== >> web site under construction - http://www.plantbuzz.com/ << alliums, bulbs, penstemons, hardy hibiscus, western american alpines, iris, plants of all types!