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Chlorogalum pomeridianum

Chlorogalum pomeridianum

Synonym(s) Scilla pomeridiana
Common name wild potato; soap lily
Family agavaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-10)
Flowers white
Light sun
Cultural notes dry soil

This species is supposed to have wavy-margined leaves, with pure white lily flowers held on stalks above. The bulb goes dormant in summer.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange. Baggy 70F (89%G, 9-38d)
  2. Seed from NARGS '14/'15 exchange, looked shrivelly. Baggy 70F (3w) - 35F (6w) - 70F (91%G, 4-7d)

Slow, progressive germination, no single flush.

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