Brodiaea californica

Tony Avent
Tue, 06 Jul 2004 05:31:53 PDT

	We purchased what you (Telos Bulbs) sell as Brodiaea californica Pink Form
several years ago.  It has been one of the most superb spring bulbs in our
rock garden (ammeded sandy clay, Permatill, and compost).  I highly urge
everyone to try B. californica and in particular this fine form.

At 06:47 PM 7/5/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi Tony:
>The commercial clone "Queen Fabiola" is actually Triteleia laxa.  B.
>californica is a different species, and should look quite a bit different,
>even though there is a lot of variation in color within the species.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "anthony goode" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 1:02 PM
>Subject: [pbs] Re: Brodiaea californica
>> I grow this plant (from seed collected by Wayne Roderick a few years
>> ago) in a sand bed in the garden here in eastern England.  The bed has
>> a roughly seven inch layer of sand with a layer of gritty compost
>> below.  The bulbs are planted in the sand, just above the compost
>> level.  They are doing better here than in a raised bed of standard
>> free draining compost and better than the few I keep in a pot.  It is
>> in full flower now, dwarfing the commercial clone 'Queen Fabiola.'
>> Tony Goode, Nowich UK.  Mintemp -8C
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