White Flowers

Floral Architecture floralartistry2000@yahoo.com
Tue, 28 Dec 2004 12:07:18 PST
Well, there are so many. I use a lot of them when I'm
doing floral designs for clients here in LA/ Beverly
Hills area. 
Callas simple common and yet one of the most elegant
flowers out there. 
Hippeastrum, Dutch hybrids are not on the top of my
list except for floral design work. In the garden, a
huge bed of the older varieties still is a show
stopper in full bloom. I'm hopefully getting parodii
seeds (by the thousands) in very soon. That will
replace any new garden installations when they are big
Ipheion 'Alberto Castillo' - stunning is all that I
can say. 
Lilies, any of them, Casablanca, White Stargazers, all
the spp. etc. I plant them in masses each year. More
is never enough <G> (well, for me at least)
Hymenocallis, I have to agree that they are quite
unusual and really a great focal point when in bloom. 
Amaryllis bell. any of several white ones from Hathor
to the mix we all got from Les Hannibal years ago.
People notice them because we are used to seeing the
common pink ones. 
I wish I could say Eucharis but since I have never
been able to get it to bloom or even grow, I can't
include it. 
Narcissus 'Mount Hood' and 'Thalia' are perpetual
repeaters in OH and have increased over the years to
form nice colonies as apposed to many of the other
yellow "heirloom" or "naturalizing" varieties.
Crinum pedunculatum. It is my favorite Crinum overall.
I love the form of the plant and the regal spidery
flowers. The fragrance is also purty darn nice. 
Tulipa 'Maureen' is the best long stem white tulip. It
is really regal in the garden and looks great all by
itself in a clear glass vase. I just planted 500 fall
of '03 so we will see what they do next spring. They
were in a pretty well drained soil that gets fairly
dry during summer. Time will tell. 
I'm sure there are a few but I can't think of any at
the moment. 

John Ingram in L.A., CA. 
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