Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Clayton3120 Clayton3120@cablespeed.com
Thu, 08 May 2008 09:43:12 PDT
Hi, being a transplant to the west coast, from Pa, 25 years ago, I've grown 
Hyacinthoides non-scripta  in both places.
here in the Seattle area, we have an acidic soil, mine is  somewhat sandy.
NW soils are generally somewhat deficient in Phosphorus, and this  plant 
thrives beyond   belief.
In Pa, I planted  them, got one blooming, and they dissappeared. The soil 
there was definitely limestone based, with a considerably higher phosphorus 
and iron, if that sheds any light.
It just makes it all interesting. I never expect complete success of all 
plants in all places, no matter what you do, or what you have.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "J.E. Shields" <jshields@indy.net>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Hyacinthoides non-scripta

> Hi all,
> We have some Hyacinthoides (a nondescript mix of garden plants) and have
> had them for several years.  I'll have to see how well they bloom this
> year, but they keep coming back.  They are planted under rather heavy 
> shade
> -- sugar maples and red oaks -- in bare clay-based woodland soil.  Lots of
> leaves fall on them in autumn, but there are no other woods nearby, so the
> winter wind blows those leaves away.
> If the birds nest earlier and the trees leaf out earlier, I can hope that
> the spring bulbs will also come up earlier.  This year, the long spell of
> very cool weather has bunched things up together.
> Jim Shields
> in central Indiana (USA)
> At 10:08 AM 5/8/2008 -0500, you wrote:
>>In the Chicago area we struggle with all of the Hyacinthoides taxa. They
>>survive for a few years (if we are lucky) and then disappear.
>>Boyce Tankersley
>>Director of Living Plant Documentation
>>Chicago Botanic Garden
>>1000 Lake Cook Road
>>Glencoe, IL 60022
>>tel: 847-835-6841
>>fax: 847-835-1635
>>email: btankers@chicagobotanic.org
>>pbs mailing list
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