Bulbs for Continental Climates: Upper Midwest

Brian Whyer brian.whyer@which.net
Tue, 22 Apr 2003 07:48:56 PDT
> Jim speaks of his great success with Triteleia laxa 'Queen Fabiola' in
> Indianapolis area. I live in virtually the same climate. I bought
> fifty bulbs of Triteleia laxa 'Queen Fabiola' in 2001 from two
> (Dutch) sources. I planted them in rich, well drained loam soil. In
> spring about two or three weak sprouts emerged, I had no flowering and
> nothing appeared the next year. I can't imagine why my results were so
> different from Jim's.
In the UK on my poor dry chalky soil they thrive in full sun. Are you
giving them too rich a diet maybe, couple with the cold?

Brain Whyer, zone 8'ish, Buckinghamshire, UK

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