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Have: id of 'mystery bulb' from swap

Posted by barkingdogwoods 8a (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 2, 08 at 14:41

Scott had some marvelous "mystery bulbs", and I had thought they may be what's referred to as "African Hostas", Drimiopsis maculata. I dug up some that had sprouted again in my side yard, and the bulb looks identical.

Please see the link below - if you look VERY closely, you can see the tops of the bulbs. I'm fairly certain that's what they are.


Here is a link that might be useful: African Hosta

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RE: Have: id of 'mystery bulb' from swap

I am just replying to this so it will drop down out of sight :)

RE: Have: id of 'mystery bulb' from swap

  • Posted by alley 7b Ft. Worth, Tx (My Page) on
    Fri, Nov 7, 08 at 7:26

Thanks Lin. Are these the ones that get dots on them in the shade? I got some of these from Scott at the spring sale. Is the link a picture of a type of plant that you already have (the one that came up in your side yard)? I was born in south africa and lived in swaziland, so that plant would have some special meaning to me.

RE: Have: id of 'mystery bulb' from swap

Yes, Alison, they get dots on them and mine came up in a shade garden that's fairly neglected. I just dug mine up to move, and they look identical to what Scott share.

How nice to have a little piece of home with you here in Texas!


RE: Have: id of 'mystery bulb' from swap

Thanks for the info, I wasn't sure what they were or where they go, but now I know!


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