Ornithogalum nutans - weedy?

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Sun, 28 Jan 2007 12:22:05 PST
Many years ago I bought a dozen ornithogalum  - maybe umbellatum?   
and planted them in an area that I did not disturb.  After about 20  
years I decided to dig them out and give them to my brother who had  
just bought 40 acres.  Those bulbs had not moved sideways at all, but  
still formed a dozen distinct clumps.  The bulbs went down and down  
and down, all piled on top of each other.  I dug out enough to fill a  
5 gallon bucket, and that wasn't all of them.

I have been wary ever since.  Ten years ago someone gave me a few  
little bulbs of O. nutans and I put them in a pot.  I have just  
removed them from the pot, to plant in the garden and there are a LOT  
more bulbs than I started with.  Now I am concerned that nutans may  
prove to be as unacceptably prolific as umbellatum.


Diane Whitehead

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