TOW: Red

Kathy Stokmanis
Fri, 18 Jun 2004 21:33:18 PDT
I love red flowers but don't have many bulbs in red, yet.  Years ago I grew Crocosmia 'Lucifer' in a Zone 6 garden with winter snow cover.  It thrived and it's gracefully flamboyant flowers were my favorite.  I finally purchased it again this year but only two came up.  I do have Crocosmia 'Babylon' in bloom right now for the first time and, stretching a point a little, could describe it as flaming orange-red, especially in the late afternoon.  I have my eye on a deep red Hippeastrum that I may eventually get.

Kathy Stokmanis
Northern California, Sierra foothills, Zone 8/9, C. Babylon, Bletilla, Oriental lilies, daylilies and Allium sphaerocephalum are the only 'bulbs' I have currently in bloom.  No rain likely until October or November, currently 95 F. or above during the day.

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