TOW Purple flowers

J.E. Shields
Thu, 23 Sep 2004 08:25:41 PDT
Hi all,

Well, hard to say....., but the Colchicum are in full flower right now, 
they are one of my favorite plants, and sometimes they look purple, sort 

We don't have many crocuses growing here, to rodents like them too well, 
but when we have them, we love the purple ones.  Crocus tommasinianus is 
rodent-resistant and has some very pretty varieties.

We have some purple daylilies that we love very much.  To the eye, they are 
a red-purple in general, but they photograph as red or dark red 
generally.  Some good ones are 'Watership Down' and 'Mephistopheles'.

We have a few of the Brodiaea with a bluish purple color that we like very 
much.  The commonest one is Triteleia laxa 'Koenigin Fabiola'.

Convincing purple flowers are hard to come by.

Jim Shields
in central Indiana

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