bulbs and their requirements.

Adam Fikso adam14113@ameritech.net
Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:39:40 PDT
I find that it's always worthwhile finding out where the bulbs originate. 
If it's appropriately named  like Ixiolirion tataricum, the species epithet 
by itself is a clue.  It's a Tatar, a steppe bulb, in all likelihood.  Yeah, 
dry summers, and minimal rains, and lousy soil, and good drainage and maybe 
cold winters--really cold, and lots of limestone in the soil, and sharp 
drainage, (either that and a sloping clay or terra rossa base where the 
water drains off before it soaks in very much..)

Of course this doesn't work for Scilla peruviana!--but we've been over that 
more than once.


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