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scilla peruviana help

Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong with this bulb please. I bought it 2 years ago in bloom, with a fantastic flower I'd never seen before. I potted it up so that I could move it around the garden into a warm spot in the summer and protect it in the winter in the Greenhouse. Last summer it did not bloom and again this year it seems to not have a flower developing either. It gets fed along with my other pots on a regular basis, but is not responding. Any ideas folks?


  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    Could you be overwatering and feeding it too much? Try being a little more mean and ignore it in the summer. They do like quite dry and arid conditions.

  • diggingdorisdiggingdoris Posts: 512

    Yes maybe. I do tend to water every pot regardless of what's in it! I suppose some things like to be neglected.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,406

    I bought one about 10 years ago, it bloomed the first year and only once since. I threw it away this spring. Sorry!

    Dordogne and Norfolk
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