Alternate to N. inodorum

James Waddick
Mon, 10 Jan 2005 07:00:14 PST
>MArk M wrote:
>	If you want a "safer" plant to grow (not invasive), that also has a
>powerfully sweet perfume and is easily grown, try Tulbaghia simmleri 
>(T. fragrans). 
>For years I grew it in my office, and it would bloom for weeks and 
>even a single
>small flower can fill the room with fragrance.

I agree completely with Mark. I have T. s alba (normally a pale lilac 
color) about to bloom and I almost dread the intense odor. 
Overpowering in numbers, but a delight in moderation. I suppose if 
you could grow it outdoors in a frost free climate, the scent would 
be more pleasant. In the confines of a greenhouse it is 'gasp 

	Best	Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
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Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
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