Scilla/Oncostema peruviana

Mary Sue Ittner
Sat, 20 Oct 2007 09:04:29 PDT
Dear Jim,

This plant has a reputation for sometimes skipping a year (or more). I 
think we talked about this in the past and this was true for some and not 
for others  which is the response you are getting this time as well. You 
could check the archives. I think mine bloomed more reliably with hotter 
summers than they do here where they sometimes skip more than a year. And I 
expect that my trees are providing too much shade as well. In our climate 
they have a brief dormancy in late summer. Last year they bloomed for the 
first time in awhile. So if it is too hot for them in Taiwan, it may be too 
cool for them in coastal Northern California and just right for them in 
Southern California and New York.

Mary Sue

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