Bulbocodium vernum

Boyce Tankersley btankers@chicagobotanic.org
Tue, 01 Apr 2003 12:45:21 PST
Hi Jim:

We've grown Bulbocodium successfully at Chicago Botanic Gardens for a number of years in some of our better drained soils. 

Merendera trygyna from the Caucasus region appears to be reliably hardy in a raised bed with well drained soil. Up to 4 flowers per bulb this spring. The flowers are relatively small but they 'glow' in the garden. Color in this wild collected population varies from almost white to lavender.

Boyce Tankersley
continental zone 5

I've tried Bulbocodium a couple of times without success. 
Would appreciate your keys to success.

	I put this in the same group (for no reason) as Merendera. 
Anyone have success with this - which species?

	How about hardiness or drainage.

			Thanks	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
E-fax  419-781-8594

Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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