Tiny bulbs

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Sat, 14 Feb 2004 11:08:10 PST
Jim SHields suggested for bulbs for a trough:
>How about Leucojum autumnalis?

L. autumnale (note spelling) is probably far too vigorous and leafy for 
this use. However, L. roseum would be appropriate (though tender).

>For really tender bulbs, the small Nerine might be interesting.  I 
>especially recommend Nerine filamentosa.  Some of the smaller Cyrtanthus, 
>perhaps, but also tender.  My Cyrtanthus sanguineus stays small in a small 
>pot but blooms.

I can't imagine that there are any Nerine or Cyrtanthus that don't have 
large foliage. They would be handsome in a large planter, however. I don't 
grow them because they don't flower in this climate.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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