Favorite Yellow Flowered Bulbs--TOW

Shirley Meneice samclan@redshift.com
Wed, 21 Jan 2004 21:01:50 PST
1.  If anyone can, Joe can even though his health is poor!

2. Daffodil Hill in the Sierra Foothills, a favorite of everyone within 
several hundred miles.

3. Anyone know a source for this Amaryllid?

4.  The Lycoris sounds mouth-watering.

	Shirley Meneice
Lee Poulsen wrote:

> First of all, why do so many of you dislike yellow so much (and orange 
> even more so it seems; Cathy Craig has been telling me since I met her 
> that she can't stand most orange flowers)?! I would hate it if that part 
> of the spectrum were missing from flower colors. But then again, I was a 
> huge fan of the 64 colors box of Crayola crayons back when I was a kid. 
> I had to have my very own box because I didn't want any of my younger 
> brothers or sisters playing with them because they might lose one of the 
> colors--I even saved up my allowance money to purchase my own box!  :-)  
> I guess I really like intensely hued versions of all the "major" colors 
> on the color wheel, in flowers and also in birds and tropical fish. Are 
> we going to step our way around the color circle with TOWs?
> Here is a list of some yellow flowers I could think of that I like in 
> particular:
> 1. Yellow Clivia miniata--especially this one unnamed variety that Shige 
> Sasaki found among a group of Joe Solomone's yellow Clivias when he and 
> Masashi came to visit and Harold Koopowitz took them up there to visit. 
> It was the most intense deep butter yellow Clivia I've ever seen. No 
> paleness whatsoever, almost but not quite a golden yellow with no hints 
> of orange or pink at all, that almost glowed. It looked almost like a 
> melted yellow crayon in color. I hope he gets its genes into the gene 
> pool soon.
> 2. Bright yellow Division 1 or 2 daffodils or masses of yellow jonquil 
> type narcissus. No names in particular. There is an area of the 
> foothills of the Sierra Nevada in central California where you can drive 
> down the country highways in spring and see massive drifts of yellow 
> daffodils scattered all about. I think it's breathtaking.
> 3. New favorite: Paramongaia weberbaueri. What can I say? These are 
> awesome flowers. The next one is about to bloom, maybe tomorrow, and a 
> third one is now sending up a scape! What would a field of these look 
> like in bloom? I read that in Peru bunches of these are sold and the 
> scented air around the sellers is very memorable.
> 4. Lycoris aurea that bloomed for me the first time last year. Nice gold 
> yellow color. And I really like the flower shape; it's so intriguing.
> 5. The yellow-based Lachenalias, esp. this one hybrid I found at a local 
> alternative grocery store chain (Trader Joe's) that is the same size and 
> shape of L. bulbifera, but was a solid, intense, butter yellow. I hope 
> it re-blooms this year.
> --Lee Poulsen
> Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10
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