Tiny bulbs

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Sat, 14 Feb 2004 21:11:05 PST
On Feb 13, 2004, at 11:40 AM, Jane McGary wrote:
> I'm working on an article on bulbs small enough to be suitable for 
> cultivation in troughs ...

Would Tecophilaeas fulfill the requirements? I don't know what trough 
cultivation is, but a 1 gal. pot with 8-10 bulbs of Teco. is absolutely 
amazing in bloom and the leaves are short and low-lying. T. violiflora 
(sp?) are even smaller, but so is the flower and it's not all that 
spectacular compared to its cousin species.

The thought occurred to me that a trough covered with clumps of the 
pure blue T. cyanocrocus interspersed with clumps of a miniature yellow 
Narcissus all in full bloom would be a truly amazing sight.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

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