Ornithogalum for Sale

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Thu, 31 May 2018 14:05:38 PDT
I grew Ornithogalum magnum in my former garden and enjoyed it, but 
didn't happen to bring it to the new place. I also had Ornithogalum 
ponticum 'Sochi', which didn't seem notably different from ordinary 
seed-grown O. ponticum and was not as vigorous as the latter. Those were 
also left behind, but I have a lot of ornithogalums here. In flower now 
are O. narbonense and O. pyrenaicum. I also enjoy the very short-stemmed 
ones such as O. orthophyllum, which grows in turf here. None of these 
have been invasive, though most gardeners avoid planting O. umbellatum 
(star of Bethlehem).

Jane McGary, Portland, Oregon



On 5/31/2018 10:11 AM, Ernie DeMarie via pbs wrote:
> Hi Judy,
> I noticed this in last year's catalog as well and have no idea what was "wrong" with O magnum, which I do grow. So far it does well, is not invasive, and does not appear to have a virus or any other problem. I value it for its late flowers and easy culture.
> Ernie DeMarie
> In NY where O magnum is in spike, most spring bulbs are finished but not the Gladiolus byzantinus that I got from Bill the Bulb Baron last fall which are in full bloom. They are the "real thing" with very vividly colored flowers and did not appear bothered by our record cold in early winter.  I also have grown what I think is G. italicus from seeds, they are starting too but are much smaller with much thinner petals. Crinum bulbispermum also has begun to bloom in the gardens as well, though their bloom appears to be more staggered than it was the year before.
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> Anyone know A) why O. magnum is no longer being grown, and / or B) know
> anything about O. ponticum Sochii
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