Tiny bulbs

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Fri, 13 Feb 2004 11:40:12 PST
I'm working on an article on bulbs small enough to be suitable for 
cultivation in troughs (the concrete-like basins often used for the 
cultivation of alpines and small xeric plants). The main criteria are : (1) 
short stems; (2) slow to moderate rate of increase; (3) attractive flowers; 
and (4), most important, low-lying or sparse foliage that will not look 
messy as the bulbs mature. There are many well-known bulbous genera that 
have little-known miniature members (e.g., Colchicum, Narcissus). Can forum 
members suggest some of their favorites that would be suitable? I 
particularly need information on genera I don't grow myself, such as 
Australian and South African ones.

Thanks in advance,
Jane McGary
Editor, NARGS Rock Garden Quarterly

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