Scilla peruviana

Adam Fikso
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:32:26 PDT
That situation is so different from mine that I'll try S. peruviana again. 
Mine were at or just within the drip line from the eaves about 24" out from 
the wall.   As I noted eucomis, crinum, glads and small Zantedeschias come 
through winters regularly with this arrangement.  The Zantedeschias do not 
flower prettily, but sort of.  The Crinum, when they flower are OK. I'm 
waiting for the Eucomis this year.  Crinums are bulbispermum, Ellen 
Bosanquet, and Super Ellen.  I don't know if the last two will flower this 
year, but I have high hopes.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Boyce Tankersley" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 1:58 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Scilla peruviana

> The tops of my bulbs were planted about 3" down, butted right up against
> the wall.  Hard to say how dry they were last fall, however this is the
> driest side of the house. Any water following the path down the wall
> gets dumped into the gravel lines leading to the basement sump pump.
> 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:
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Adam Fikso
> Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 12:59 PM
> To: Pacific Bulb Society
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Scilla peruviana
> Boyce?  When you say, "lining  the edge of the basement wall"  --How
> close
> is tht in inches.  And did they go into the winter dry?  How deep?
> Mine were down about 6" and at 24" from the wall.  Too far out, I
> think,
> but OK for the Eucomis, Crinums, small Zantedeschias, and gladioli.
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