Boyce Tankersley btankers@chicagobotanic.org
Tue, 16 Sep 2003 06:41:09 PDT
Hi Judy:

Good point. I tried Tigridia in Ft. Worth They seemed to get spider mites to the extent that the flower display was affected. They were not ground hardy and never matched the displays that I saw in the Las Cruces Tropical Botanic Garden (now the Robert and Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden) among the cloud forests of southern Costa Rica.

I can't recall seeing them in any of the landscapes on Galveston Island ... I wonder why?

Boyce Tankersley

-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Glattstein [mailto:jglatt@ptd.net]
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 8:05 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Tigridia?

When I was in Holland in August of 2002 there was a field of tigridia at the
end of the road that Hotel de Nachtegaal was on. Flowering beautifully. They
were all chopped down and harvested not even a week after I arrived. There
was a nice display of them at the Floriade also.

Has anyone grown them? Not that I'm planning on growing them here in New
Jersey. But I'm writing them up for my book, and just realized that none of
the California, Texas, New Mexico "bulbs I am growing/ have grown" messages
make any mention of this extravagant, showy, Mexican flower. And I would
have thought it would be suitable.

There was a field of soft yellow homeria, and another of peachy orange ones
within walking distance of the hotel too.

Judy in New Jersey, where today is a break in the rain before the hurricane
and its weather arrives. I'll take advantage and plant more bulbs.

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