Giant White Squill

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 22:03:53 PDT
Hello Jim,

I have one in  SoCal that I’ve had for about 6 years. It’s planted in
fairly loose fast draining soil. Dressed with pumice/ clay pot.  I have the
bulb 1/2 of the way above ground. It has increased in size snd blooms each
late summer.  After which the leaves erupt and stay green until the late
winter. It’s in full sun and I never water it until I see some growth in
late summer telling me the bloom spike is about to emerge.  I do give it
some light fertilizer upon watering at first. Mostly I leave it alone.
Removing the bloom spike and leaves after they have dried. Hope this helps.
San Diego

On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 10:10 AM Jim and Marilynne Mellander <> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> This is my first reply to this list.
> Several years' ago I bought a giant white squill bulb at Orchard Hardware.
> I have it plant in a large clay pot and for 3 years' now it comes up
> looking great, beautiful leaves, then
> the leaves slowly wither away and collapse and that's the last I see
> of it until the next year.
> How should these bulbs be grown?  Am I giving it too much water?
> Thanks for any help,
> Marilynne L. Mellander
> El  Sobrante, CA
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