Blue Flowered Bulbs--TOW

James Waddick
Mon, 15 Nov 2004 09:02:43 PST
Dear All;
	Thought I'd be an early bird responder to Mary Sue:

	1.Anemone blanda
	After years of growing Anemone blanda 'White Splendor' I put 
in a few hundred cheap mixed blue shades. They are terrific. The 
shades run the range from a medium pale true blue through deep blue 
and pale ice blue, but all are harmonious and blend beautifully. 
Obviously seedlings, they tend to have a range of bloom time from 
early to late and extend their own season this way.

	2. Scilla siberica Almost any of the blue Scilla siberica are 
top of the 'blue list' whether just typical, seed grown or named 
forms, they all have a rich blue color and are nearly fool proof 
here. They self sow, but not vigorously; enough to spread comfortably.

	These two are such standouts in my hard climate. I wish I 
could grow Tecophilia which strikes me as the bluest of blue flowered 
bulbs or Meconopsis, the blue poppy, but both are beyond me.

	I will add to the list later, but these jumped out. Selected 
forms of Lycoris sprengeri with almost totally electric blue flowers 
exist, but none are named or common. Something that deserves 
attention. More later.

	Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
Near KCI Airport
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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