Favorite Orange Flowered Bulbs--TOW

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Fri, 19 Mar 2004 17:29:51 PST
My choices:

Clivia miniata, blooming right now, and in lots of landscapes all over 
southern California.

The orange Gladiolus dalenii, just the right color of orange for 
Halloween which is conveniently around the time it blooms for me.

Hippeastrum puniceum from Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii, which 
is blooming right now and I've put a photo of it on the wiki.

Kniphofia 'Christmas Cheer', blooms reliably in December each year and 
requires almost no care other than regular water.

Narcissus 2O-O cultivars, I bloomed one that Steve Vinisky sent me and 
loved the soft orange perianth with the bright orange corona. I imagine 
there are better cultivars being bred, but I need one that will bloom 
reliably in southern Calif. and won't wash out too quickly in the 

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

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