A question - Leucojum vernum

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Fri, 02 Mar 2007 11:04:54 PST
John Grimshaw wrote:

Here at Colesbourne Leucojum vernum flourishes in shallow dry soil under
deciduous and coniferous trees where the soil dries out completely in


Do you think these plants have seeded themselves under the trees and  
only the ones that could thrive in dry conditions remain?  Or perhaps  
they were originally planted there and watered heavily to become  
established?  Or have their bulbs pulled themselves down really  
deep?  (though you say the soil is shallow, so that can't be the  

I would like to be able to grow them.  In addition to their visual  
appeal, they are beautifully scented.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate
mild rainy winters, mild dry summers

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