Hyacinthoides paivae

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:53:40 PDT
I have a number of bulbs of Hyacinthoides paivae (syn. Scilla p.) from 
wild-collected seed from Portugal. Its close relationship to H. 
hispanica, a serious weed in my area, suggests that I should not plant 
these bulbs in the garden. Does anyone have experience growing it in a 
temperate climate region? I wouldn't like to show disrespect to the 
collector by discarding these bulbs, but at the same time, they may not 
be suitable for pot culture. I also thought of planting them in turf, 
but the scapes are described as up to 40cm tall, which wouldn't suit my 
bulb lawn -- and if they increase like their relative, they might crowd 
out other bulbs.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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