James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Fri, 02 Jun 2006 06:52:52 PDT
Dear All';
	Seeing Jim McK's O. magnum reminds me of one here.

	I suppose the universally weedy O. umbellatum has turned off 
many gardeners to any other Ornithogalum, too  bad.

	A few years ago I bought a half dozen O. ponticum from Janis 
Ruksans. All but one bulb died, but that single bulb has grown and 
formed into a nice clump blooming now and very similar to Jim's O. 

	I rarely see any mention of O. ponticum and what little I 
read suggests it is much too tender for Kansas City. Any one else 
have experience with this species? Not quite as large as O. magnus, 
but very worthy as a garden addition.

	Thanks	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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