What's flowering this week - Sternbergia lutea.

threesisters@woosh.co.nz threesisters@woosh.co.nz
Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:21:57 PST
Hello Chad,

Try High Country Gardens website and also Lazy S'S Farm & Nursery  website 
to source this bulb.  Both vendors are listed on Dave's Garden.


Darlene Cook

-----Original Message----- 
From: Chad Schroter
Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 5:55 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] What's flowering this week - Sternbergia lutea.

This seems like such an ideal bulb for the San Francisco Bay area, yet I 
have never seen any in gardens or for sale other than online. Am I living 
under a rock, or is there a reason they would be scarce ?

Chad Schroter

-----Original Message-----
From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] 
On Behalf Of Rodger Whitlock
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 6:10 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] What's flowering this week

Sternbergia lutea.

I have three groups of sternbergia. The earliest to flower is probably cv.
Angustifolia, narrow leaves with a white line down the middle; probably from
Avon Bulbs long ago. These flower around the end of September. The second 
to flower came from a local garden center, and flowers about a month later 
the first.

The third, which I am almost certain I also bought from Avon Bulbs some 20
years ago, is just coming into flower now. It is possible that their late
flowering is not inherent, but due to being lifted and transplanted this 

Secret to growing sternbergia: they apparently need quite warm soil when
dormant. Mine are all in a bed about 6' away from a white stucco, 
wall that reflects a lot of heat onto the bed in summer. And, it almost goes
without saying, dry soil in summer, reasonable wintertime drainage.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this electronic mail message is 
intended only for the use of the designated recipient(s) named above. If the 
reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby 
notified that you have received this message in error and that any review, 
dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly 
prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify 
the sender by telephone or e-mail (as shown above) immediately and destroy 
any and all copies of this message in your possession (whether hard copies 
or electronically stored copies).

pbs mailing list

More information about the pbs mailing list