Daubenya bulb

Michael Mace michaelcmace@gmail.com
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:05:15 PST
Lisa wrote:

>> I recently dug up this bulb; doubting it's a Daubenya.

I'm not sure. The bits of leaves at the top don't look like Daubenya (a
mature bulb has flat leaves). But the color and shape of the bulb could be a
match for Daubenya. Did the bulb have some thin papery bracts or skins
around it when you dug it up? Mine have a lot of that.

If it is a Daubenya, don't leave it out of the ground for too long; they do
not like that.

In my experience, they are relatively slow-growing and can take years to

Good luck! The flowers are worth the wait.

San Jose, CA

PS: The Daubenyas that I have grow fairly shallowly, with the bulb close to
the surface but a lot of room below for roots.

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