Mystery Scilla (Oncostema)

David Ehrlich
Mon, 15 Mar 2010 14:59:03 PDT
Dear members,
I have been growing an unknown bulb for two years.  From my notes it appears to be evergreen but it’s not clear what its dormant period is.  In mid-February I noticed a flower scape developing – it looks for all the world like that of Scilla (Oncostema) peruviaa.  Except that it’s evergreen.  The peduncle hasn’t expanded yet, and it looks like it’ll be more than a month before the first flowers open.  Do any of you know of any key to Scillas I might refer to to key out this plant?  I'm fairly certain it will belong to the Oncostema group.
Thank you,
David Ehrlich

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