Favorite Yellow Flowered Bulbs--TOW

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Tue, 20 Jan 2004 21:52:17 PST
  Yellow - one of my favourite colours.  My kitchen floor and counters 
and my bathroom windows were yellow.  Anything to mitigate the gray 
of this maritime climate. When I first moved to this house, I rushed 
out in gloomy midwinter and bought every yellow conifer I could find, 
so I thought this would be a really easy TOW. I have hundreds of 
daffodils planted all over the yard, and lots of pots of species 
Narcissus being grown from seed.  But I think that is about it for 
the bulbs.

Well, I have an old but tiny patch of Eranthis (as Rodger says, it 
doesn't really like my sand).

And crocus - yes! Some Cream Beauty have lasted about 20 years 
because they grow where we park, and the ground is too hard to dig 
for whatever eats my crocus bulbs everywhere else. They are not my 
favourite crocus - in fact, that's why they were banished to that 
spot, but it's given me an idea for where to plant ones I like better.

What else?  I have a yellow hybrid Erythronium - Citronella - which 
doesn't much like me either, but has a couple of clear yellow blooms 
every year and isn't cabbagy like Pagoda.

I must have been feeling a lack of yellow, as last year I bought 4 
yellow anemones - A. eranthoides, A. nemorosa vindobonensis, A. 
ranunculoides and A.x lipsiensis, and some yellow Corydalis 
bracteata. It's much too soon to know if they will all do well. 
We'll have to have this TOW again in a few years.

Now - BLUE - why didn't you ask me about blue?  Blue bulbs love my 
yard.  I have thousands!  (mostly about four different species, I 
must admit.)

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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