Ismene 'Sulfur Queen'

Jim McKenney
Fri, 02 Jul 2010 16:41:37 PDT
Dell wrote: “I don't know if any of you cut "ismene" scapes and bring them
into the house, but they are wonderful as a cut flower. Great bouquets of
them would be suitable for a coronation, in case you are planning one.”


You’ve brought back some memories for me, Dell. When I was younger I had a
rather grand friend (I was told that when she was young she was one of the
bright young things Evelyn Waugh wrote about)  who grew ismenes purely for
cut flowers: she had rows and rows of them in the vegetable garden. Her
tastes were,  need I say, both exquisite and expensive. 


Another friend used to show up at plant exchanges with peck baskets filled
with bulbs of ismenes. 


Yep, they make wondrous cut flowers en masse. 




Jim McKenney

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