Flowering time of Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica in Vancouver, BC?

janemcgary@earthlink.net janemcgary@earthlink.net
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:38:08 PDT

Amelia asked,

>I realize there are so many climatic factors to consider, but wondered if anyone had a best guess of flowering time for Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica
>in West Vancouver, British Columbia?  My hope is that it will flower for Iranian New Year (Nowruz) around March 21st.  Thank you.

This is a snowmelt plant in nature and flowers very early. In Vancouver BC it will probably flower about the same time as with me in Portland, which would mean earlier than March 21 in most years. However, the flowering period is fairly long.
Jane McGary

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