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How hardy is the cuban lily

rich3

By Rich3

United Kingdom Gb

I live in Dorset and in most years do not suffer more than about 5 degrees of frost. Will I need to provide winter protection?


On plant Scilla peruviana


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I have had Scilla peruviana growing in a container for 4 years. I have an exposed garden in East Anglia. This year sadly it succumbed to the awful winter we had, cold and very wet. I think the main enemy of bulbs is winter wet and so if you can improve the drainage for your plant with sharp sand and horticultural grit, you will increase its chance of surviving the winter. Conversely, it requires a reasonable amount of water during the growing season!

3 Jun, 2009

 

Echo that, Lou

4 Jun, 2009

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