looking for Scilla melaina

Russell Stafford, Odyssey Bulbs odysseybulbs@earthlink.net
Tue, 06 Apr 2010 19:40:01 PDT
What I have as Scilla melaina has been perfectly hardy here -- 
although our last few winters have been more typical of zone 7 than 
our purported zone 5b.  I'm quite sure my bulbs are true to name.


At 03:18 PM 4/6/2010, you wrote:

>I grew it from seed obtained from Jim and Jenny
>Archibald (jjaseeds.com), and it took about 4
>years to flower. It does not increase much
>vegetatively, which is probably why it's not in
>commerce, and it seems rather tender, though it
>does survive freezing temperatures -- they
>probably set it back. In Boston it would be strictly a greenhouse plant.

Russell Stafford
Odyssey Bulbs
PO Box 382
South Lancaster, MA  01561

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