favorite yellow-flowered bulbs

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Wed, 21 Jan 2004 16:27:26 PST
Dear all and especially my pal Paige for reminding me of some other 
great yellows:

>	Arisaema flavum (light cadmium yellow)
	Some consider this too common, even weedy- characters I like a lot.

>	Many, many Crocus spp. I disagree with my dear friend Jim 
>Waddick on their blahness (it's not his fault; he also likes 
>bananas) and would specially
>recommend C. vitellinus (
	Well I haven't grown this species, but they generally don't 
last long due to their tastiness. I have grown enough to be called 
(and surely deserve)a Croco-nut - one of the best of names to be 

>Disporum flavum (buttercup yellow)
	I do love this and wish it didn't bloom so early to get 
serious frost damage almost every spring.

>Iris bucharica (OK, it's yellow and white,
	There is an all yellow form too, but it is also easy and reliable here.

>Tulipa batalinii
	I almost mentioned this one. It does seem to 'evade' the 
critters more than most.

	And there's probably more, but that's the 'devil' to picking just 5.

		Thanks Paige- write me.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
E-fax  419-781-8594

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	Summer 100F +

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