This wiki is a volunteer-compiled collection of information about species bulbs that grow anywhere in the world (more broadly geophytes, as we include all plants with an underground storage organ such as bulbs, corms, rhizomes, tubers). Information about hybrids and cultivars is sometimes provided as well. We've also compiled a lot of other information on bulb-growing. The wiki was created by the members of the PBS e-mail discussion list, a group of people from around the world who are interested in growing and gardening with bulbs. Our members range from experts to beginners. Membership in the forum is free, and open to anyone.
You're also invited to join the nonprofit Pacific Bulb Society, which conducts seed and bulb exchanges, and publishes a quarterly newsletter on bulbs.
The centerpiece of our wiki is the Photographs And Information wiki page, where we include links to all the genera pages that contain an extensive library of photos of bulbs and information about them. The photographs were taken by list members and friends and show plants they have grown themselves, or seen in the wild. The photos belong to the people credited on the wiki pages, and cannot be used without their permission.
Clicking on the blue text that indicates a link to a separate wiki page will take you to that section. Links to web pages outside our wiki are preceded by a flower.
Bulb Day if you don't know where to start, take pot luck with a random selection from the PBS wiki.
Climate gathers together links to other pages with climate information about specific areas (rainfall, temperatures, etc.) These factors influence which bulbs can be successfully grown. This page also includes discussion of bulbs that can be grown successfully in certain climates or places.
Contributors lists all the people who have added information or pictures to this wiki.
Families lists the plant families with bulbous, cormous, tuberous, rhizomatous, geophytic, or related species illustrated or discussed on the PBS wiki.
Favorite Bulbs lists some of the favorite bulbs of members of this list as compiled from our topic of the week discussions.
Legacy Bulbs reviews bulbs that outlast their gardeners.
Miscellaneous is the wiki page where we add information that doesn't quite fit anywhere else.
Mystery Bulbs we need help in identifying are illustrated and described on this page.
Pests And Diseases gives information about bulb pests and diseases.
Photographs And Information contains links to our genera wiki pages, one of the web's largest collections of bulb photos and information.
Places includes special places bulbs are found in the wild, and in private and public gardens with bulb displays.
References is the wiki page that serves as a bibliography for our subject. It is a list of books and monographs that we have found very helpful.
RSS feeds of changes to wiki pages are available.
Societies lists bulb-related organizations around the world, many of which run seed exchanges.
Sources lists some favorite sources for species bulbs and seeds, compiled by the members of the PBS e-mail forum.
TOW stands for the Topic of the Week and includes links to specific discussions on the PBS list.
Using This Wiki links to all the how to pages that describe how to contribute to the PBS wiki.
What is a "Bulb"? describes how we decide which plants do and do not get included in this wiki.
Videos Pacific Bulb Society channel on You Tube.