What Else is Blooming....

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Fri, 05 May 2006 17:15:50 PDT
Regarding the geophytic delphiniums mentioned by Mary Sue and Lee, I was 
surprised to find that Delphinium luteum, one of those mentioned, can 
survive outdoors here in northwestern Oregon in a rather nasty winter, at 
least as young plants. I have this delphinium in my bulb frame, where it 
seeds about in spite of all my efforts to collect the seed (it is 
endangered in the wild). Last year I used a lot of discarded potting soil 
in a rebuilt portion of my rock garden, and many seedlings of this came up 
in it and grew through a winter that featured 17 F low temperatures without 
snow cover and an abnormally high rainfall, even for here. One plant, which 
I must have transferred as a substantial dormant root, is even flowering.

Jane McGary

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