Ledebouria : Greenhouse Plants

C – cool, minimum of 7°C (45°F)

Family: Liliaceae

It is very hard to find either Ledebouria violacea (L. hyacintha), sometimes called Scilla socialis ‘Violacea’, or any reference to it although it is widely grown by gardeners and passed around from collection to collection. It is a compact plant from India with attractively spotted leaves and greenish-violet tubular flowers in June. Being bulbous one would assume that they would have to be kept on the dry side; although this is safest during the coldest weather they can survive being almost waterlogged in summer and are good tough little plants to grow, quickly filling a pot with bulbs. Potting and division can take place in spring.

21. July 2013 by admin
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