Favorite Purple Bulbs--TOW

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Fri, 24 Sep 2004 14:06:19 PDT
Hi Diane,

I guess my references are collectors -- imbricatus originally from Janos 
Ruksans; italicus and illyricus from Jane McGary; but where did the G. 
caucasicus come from?

Are there any other hardy Eurasian species in cultivation of from seed 

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

At 12:08 PM 9/24/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>>   The hardy Eurasian Gladiolus species!
>>Gladilus imbricatus and G. caucasicuus are probably my favorites, with 
>>GG. communis, illyricus, and italicus following closely.
>I concur, as these are the only purple bulbs I grow.  But which are 
>which?  I guess I should grow a reference collection from wild seed.
>Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
>maritime zone 8
>cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
>sandy soil
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