Blue bulb

Fri, 12 Aug 2011 22:00:07 PDT
Hi, Mary Sue!

Thanks for the reply. Yes, I did check the Wiki before I inserted my
question. Ixiolirion, in fact the species I was seeking, is included there.
However, it included no information about cultivation details, climates
suitable etc.

Following your advice I have just checked the archives, including year 2008.
One of the multiple messages there (it was from Jim Waddick) mentioned a
report back in 1934 in which success was claimed by leaving the bulbs  the
ground. This was done in the state of Washington. The result might indeed
mean it is not a bulb destined for success for people in warmer areas. And,
from Bellingham, Wash. It would also mean that the bulb is quite happy
sitting out in wet winters. (Bellingham is not far from Puget Sound, and
north of Seattle). It would probably be worth noting this climatic
suitability in the Wiki, don't you think?


-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Mary Sue Ittner
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 9:27 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Blue bulb

Hi Andrew,

This list has discussed Ixiolirion a couple of times. Many of us in
Mediterranean climates did not have success, but some of those in Canada
did. You can check the archives from June 2006 and June 2008 for more

Mary Sue

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