Leopoldia comosa

Leopoldia comosa (L.) Parl.

1. HISTORY/ORIGIN

A plant with a wide range around the Mediterranean and beyond, with a ridiculous number of synonyms. Muscari comosum being one of the more popular.

The bulbs, after some preparation by boiling, pickling and keeping in olive oil are apparently a delicacy in some countries.

Despite the reputation for becoming invasive I had little luck encouraging flowers out of my bulbs. After some years of numerous bulbs developing but no flowers forming, I split up a group, removed all the babies and selected the three biggest bulbs. I then kept them all winter in a cold greenhouse… finally success!

2. FIRST PUBLISHED

First published in Giorn. Bot. Ital. 2(2): 160 (1847)

3. PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE

https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:537347-1


СOLLECTION NOTES
4. SUPPLIER

Rose Cottage Plants 2015

5. DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIER

(Supplied as Muscari comosum). Delightful variety, it’s tasseled flowers having the appearance of French Lavender.

6. COLLECTION PREFIX

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