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can you ID this large bulb?

Posted by samfawzy10 Z5 (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 22, 11 at 16:05

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RE: can you ID this large bulb?

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


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RE: can you ID this large bulb?

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.


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RE: can you ID this large bulb?

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


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RE: can you ID this large bulb?

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.


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