Lycoris, Rhodophiala, and Colchicum.

J.E. Shields
Sat, 06 Sep 2003 15:01:53 PDT

Can you supply some of these bulbs next summer?  I might be interested in 
trying some of them.

Our season is probably late this year because the weather was cold and wet 
well into June this past spring.  I guess my C. byzantinum usually start in 
early to mid August, and they are not up at all yet.  Maybe our wet summer 
was too much of a good thing for some of them.


At 11:40 AM 9/6/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>If your colchicums are only beginning to bloom, Jim, you obviously need to 
>augment your collection <grin>.  C. bivonae 'Apollo' has been in flower 
>for 2 weeks, with C. bivonae hybrids such as 'Princess Astrid' following 
>close on its heels (many hybrids debut in the last week of August or 
>so).  Colchicum speciosum 'Ordu' is also well into bloom.  If you were 
>able to grow C. graecum (which I would think would be a possibility), your 
>colchicum season would start in early August (other species reputably 
>flower even earlier, but I cannot personally attest to this).
>At 09:36 AM 9/6/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>>My first Colchicum is in bloom -- C. autumnale.  C. cilicicum usually is 
>>first, but not this year.
>>Jim Shields
>>in central Indiana
>Russell Stafford
>Odyssey Bulbs
>8984 Meadow Lane, Berrien Springs, Michigan  49103
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