Bulbs for Shade--TOW

Rodger Whitlock totototo@mail.pacificcoast.net
Thu, 22 May 2003 11:50:38 PDT
On 19 May 03 at 7:21, Mary Sue Ittner wrote:\

> The topic for this week is bulbs for shade.

The following do well in shady parts of my garden:

Erythronium - but my impression is that most do best in semi-shaded 
	conditions, not deep shade. E. revolutum enjoys shady damp 
Lilium martagon and closely related 
	species & hybrids
Lilium szovitzianum
Cyclamen (but C. graecum likes sun)
Sanguinaria (a bulb sensu latu)
Narcissus - some do well in shade, e.g. N. eystettensis, N. 
Fritillaria camschatensis - I've seen this growing in *very* deep 
	shade in the wild
Anemone blanda
Arisaema triphyllum

None of these are a surprise except perhaps the anemone.

Tulips and crocuses generally do poorly in shade.

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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