Urginea maritima

Jim McKenney jamesamckenney@verizon.net
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:48:57 PST
Uli wrote:"a large field of flowers 
is an impressive sight indeed. Also impressive are the huge bulbs that 
sometimes are only half buried in the ground and are well visible this way."

Also impressive is the foliage. My plant, obtained as a huge bulb in the fall of 2015, did not bloom yet; and given the conditions I can offer it, it might never bloom. (I'm growing it as a house plant). But if you've got the space, it's a very handsome foliage plant. 
Earlier in this thread, Eugene forwarded a request from Erica for organically produced Urginea maritima. No one has commented on this, so I will. It's the "organically produced" part which intrigues me. I hope it's not intended for human consumption. Urginea maritima is traditionally used as a rat poison, isn't it? A quick wikipedia check confirmed that, but also informed me that it has purported medicinal uses. 

Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the first big temperature drop of the season might happen tomorrow morning. 

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