Bulbs that flower without leaves--TOW

Paul Tyerman ptyerman@ozemail.com.au
Mon, 04 Aug 2003 02:08:15 PDT
At 08:08  4/08/03 +0100, you wrote:
>> Leucojum roseum is in flower as I write, triggered by watering. No 
>> leaves yet. Ditto for L. autumnale.
>very strange! My L autumnale is always in  leaf


I'm sort of glad that ours aren't.  One of the things I love about L.
autumnale is that there is absolutely nothing there in early summer (be it
in pots or the ground, sun or dappled shade) then suddenly over the space
of a couple of days flowers scapes appear in profusion.  You end up with
these little flowers floating all over the place, but no foliage to "link"
to them.  I really love them this way.  Fascinating that yours never lose
their foliage though.  I didn't realise that these are only deciduous due
to climatic conditions rather than internal seasonal "clocks".


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about
anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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