Long-flowering bulbs

Michael Mace michaelcmace@gmail.com
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:21:10 PST
Diane wrote:

>Whenever I become aware that a flower has been open in the garden for a
very long time, I can never tell exactly how long.

I can't remember if we ever had a discussion on the list about bulbs that
bloom for a ridiculously long time, but if we did it was years ago, and
we've had a lot of turnover on the list.  So I think it might be a good
topic if anyone else is interested.

Obviously there will be different winners in different climates, but two
that stand out for me are:

--Moraea polystachya (blooms profusely from late summer to mid-winter).

---Some of the Oxalis obtusa hybrids (start in fall and still in bloom now).
My best performer is a pink and yellow unnamed one that I got from Siskiyou
Rare Plants more than a decade ago.

Any other nominees?

San Jose, CA
(zone 9, min temp 20F / -7C)

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