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Early Pearl

Posted by fairfield8619 8 N La. (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 28, 12 at 0:25

I dug these up in a vacant lot- the houses are long gone. They look like EP to me and smell very sweet- not the muskey like paperwhites. Does anyone have an idea? Grand primo perhaps?
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RE: Early Pearl

My Grand Primos are smaller blooms with tighter petals and are tighter in their clusters. I googled Early Pearl and these don't look like them either. I do hope someone can ID them for you, because they are positively gorgeous!


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RE: Early Pearl

Yes I know this is it now, thanks. I had ordered some heirloom bulbs from Dixie Bulbs (http://www.dixiebulbs.com/index.htm) and the owner graciously sent EP as a gift. They just bloomed in a pot and it is the same thing! Now I know where to get some more. The scent is much nicer than the usual paperwhites- very sweet. And they are obviously adapted to the heat.


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RE: Early Pearl

That is terrific news. Old House Gardens carries them too. I never ordered them because I had read that they are prone to splitting into small non-blooming bulbs, but obviously yours have not done that. I will be checking them out next year. They are lovely.


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RE: Early Pearl

Hey donnabaskets, Scott Ogden in his book says to plant them deep and they won't split. That's what I'll do. It will worth it for the fragrance.


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RE: Early Pearl

Good tip. Will remember that, and thank you.


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