can you ID this large bulb?

samfawzy10(Z5)September 22, 2011

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smivies

Context???
Frankly, it looks like a red onion.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 3:35PM
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jordan_californicus

I'm gonna say it's a Hyacinth, and probably a red / pink / purple one at that. That bulb looks huge, but I can't find a for-sure size on how big they can get.

They're hardy to your area, so I'd plant one in about a gallon size pot, good draining soil, leave it outside all winter. See what you get.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 11:24PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Where did the bulb come from? Did you buy it? Was it given to you?

If it has grown and overwintered before in the ground in your area, I think it looks a bit too big to be a hyacinth

Sue

    Bookmark   September 27, 2011 at 8:51AM
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pizzuti(5A)

Oh, gosh it does look like a hyacinth, but it's too big for that.

Is it giant squill? I ask because it's a hyacinth relative.

Otherwise I would start thinking about ornamental alliums. Most of them don't have the "skin" but maybe some variety that I'm not aware of does.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2011 at 12:56AM
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