Tiny bulbs

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Sat, 14 Feb 2004 19:06:34 PST

I don't "do" trough gardening, so maybe I don't understand what is needed 
for troughs.  The leaves on Cyrtanthus sanguineus stay under about 12 
inches tall for me, in a small pot.

At 11:08 AM 2/14/2004 -0800, you wrote:

>>For really tender bulbs, the small Nerine might be interesting.  I 
>>especially recommend Nerine filamentosa.  Some of the smaller Cyrtanthus, 
>>perhaps, but also tender.  My Cyrtanthus sanguineus stays small in a 
>>small pot but blooms.
>I can't imagine that there are any Nerine or Cyrtanthus that don't have 
>large foliage. They would be handsome in a large planter, however. I don't 
>grow them because they don't flower in this climate.
>Jane McGary
>Northwestern Oregon, USA

You have to see and try to grow Nerine filamentosa in that case.  Foliage 
is thread-like, up to 6 inches high.  Summer growing, winter semi-dormant, 
neat little plant and flower that blooms in late summer or autumn.  Tender 

See:  http://shieldsgardens.com/Bulbs/…

and:  http://shieldsgardens.com/amaryllids/…

Also consider Nerine rehmannii (tiny bulb and plant, white flowered)

Jim Shields

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