Drimia maritima

guy stephane andre l'eplattenier guylep@hotmail.com
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 14:12:50 PDT
Around the house I bought in Catalunya / Spain in a olive grove, there was, and there is still a station of hundreds of Drimia / Urginea maritima. Quite  a show when they bloom end of August! but not all each year,  and nice  bright green leaves during the winter.  it is an easy, typical mediteranean plant, doing well even in very poor and shallow soils. Leaves are drying off now. It likes being baked in a sunny spot and the trick to make it bloom is  to plant it not too deep, with the top at  the level of the  ground...  and it looks nicer if you plant it in small groups , 5, 7 or more together.  
Guy L'Eplattenier

> Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 17:40:37 +0000
> From: jamesamckenney@verizon.net
> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Drimia maritima
> Jim Waddick wanted to hear from people who actually grow and bloom Drimia maritima, the sea squill known for centuries as Scilla maritima and then Urginea maritima.I grow it (as of last fall) but it has not yet bloomed for me. So like Jim W I'm curious to hear what others have to say. The foliage began to yellow off two weeks ago and is now almost completely dry.I removed it from its pot and wrapped the root ball (massive root system)  in newspaper. It's now stored on a shelf outside, exposed to the morning sun.Now begins the wait to see if and when it blooms: I'll bet it's oporanthous. 
> Jim McKenneyMontgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, and where spuria irises, Dichelostemma, Allium caeruleum and lots of other odds and ends are blooming under steamy conditions. 
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