Favorite Yellow Flowered Bulbs--TOW

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Wed, 21 Jan 2004 06:18:52 PST
Hi everyone,

Yellow flowers!   Hmmmmm......, just not my favorite color in the garden.

A few postings so far give me some suggestions.  The following are in no 
particular order:

Gladiolus "x-gandavensis", maybe G. dalenii primulinus, or maybe really the 
hybrid.  Nice primrose-yellow flowers in later summer, and pretty hardy 
here outdoors.

Calochortus luteus 'Golden Orb' is also fairly hardy here, and a rich 
yellow color in early summer.

Narcissus -- all sorts of yellows and very hardy here.  Even N. bulbicodium 
is hardy outdoors and blooms, including N. bulbicodium conspicuus and N. b. 
nivalis, not just 'Golden Bells'.  They bloom in spring, which is still 
seemingly a long way off.

Triteleia ixioides scabra is another hardy one, with pale yellow flowers in 
early summer.

Finally, in the greenhouse, Lachenalia reflexa is starting to bloom just 
now, with light yellow flowers.

Later in the season, some of these might be replaced with Clivia miniata 
citrina cultivars, but they are not blooming yet here in the 
greenhouses.  Later, Cyrtanthus mackenii cooperi with its small, pale 
creamy yellow tubular flowers will also be a pleasure to see.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana (USA)

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