Eucomis - for over-wintering
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:29:18 PDT
Thanks everyone for the input thus far.  
I can cheaply (key word) buy what are labeled as "autumnalis" and  
"Sparkling Burgundy" from my local box stores.  I'll give them a try at  home and at 
my Paola, KS, property.
I know we have been through the deer-thing last fall.  And, in my  
experience, some plants are deer-resistant.  Daffodils sure seem to  be.  Hyacinths 
here are until they begin to bloom.  Then the  deer eat the inflorescences.  
I think it must be the fragrance.   If I try Eucomis at my Paola property, 
there is a chance the deer will  at least sample them.  If they do, I'll 
place some fencing around the  Eucomis.

--Jerry Lehmann, Olathe, KS, USA, zone 5, the hyacinths outside smell  

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