Another favorite yellow-flowered bulb

James Waddick
Wed, 21 Jan 2004 13:46:03 PST
Dear Jim;
	L. aurea is more common than L. traubii in garden centers. It 
really isn't happy much north of Zone 8. The most obvious difference 
is the size of the plants with L. aurea foliage approaching 3 feet in 
length while L. traubii rarely gets to a foot in length. L.aurea 
flowers are bright 'pure' yellow, while traubii's smaller flowers are 
more golden yellow.

	L. chinensis is usually available from Plant Delight's 
Nursery and Fairweather Gardens as potted bulbs. Caldwellii is also 
sometimes available from both too, but not always. Both have web 

	I didn't mention the also hardy L. straminea really as straw 
yellow to tan color that is fairly dull in the garden.

	All these yellows should be quite hardy for you.

		Best	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
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