old homestead bulbs

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Wed, 10 Feb 2010 10:41:41 PST
Dear Friends,
	Speaking of Old Homestead bulbs... around here the usual 
culprits are small cup narcissus.

	More often distributed around an old farmstead you may find 
Iris domestica (was Belamcanda chinensis) .  And in the most 
inhospitable hot dry site Iris orientalis (was I orchraleuca) still 
pop up long after any hint of a house exists.

	We have never seen tulips, snow drops or crocus outlast an "old home".

	Once I have seen escaped Scilla sibirica (yes I know that is 
the old name, but I'm not about to jump on this wagon any too soon) 
around the edge of a home.

	This are does not support a lot or variety of bulbs without 
some care. Out climatic extremes don't support any, but the most 
vigorous sorts.

			Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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