Hyacinthoides paivae

Peter Taggart petersirises@gmail.com
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:54:58 PDT
Scilla paiviae behaves well for me in a pot so far, (perhaps 4- 5 years)
and is a lot smaller than hispanica. Very different from it in flower too.
I don't know about its capacity for self seeding yet. A very nice and
distinct Scilla... prefers some moisture.
Peter (UK)

On 20 August 2015 at 17:53, Jane McGary <janemcgary@earthlink.net> wrote:

> 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.

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