Scilla peruviana

Boyce Tankersley
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:40:41 PDT
Hi Jim:

Yes, I was as surprised as anyone else that it has survived and
flowered. Interestingly enough, the production of foliage has commenced
earlier in the growing season (unlike it's sibling in a container). I've
noticed similar 'switches in season of growth' with the Hippeastrum that
have also come through the winters in a similar setting.  Have to admit,
the landscape on the south side of my house is a bit 'odd' with the
tender geophytes lining the edge of the basement wall and more hardy
plants in front of them. This is also the location I have had the best
luck growing hybrid tea roses - they simply freeze out everywhere else.

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

"I think those of you who are contemplating keeping Scilla peruviana in
garden in areas where winters have long periods of sub-freezing
are setting yourselves up for disappointment."


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