black bulbs; was RE: Saffron - rejected messages

Jim McKenney
Mon, 31 Oct 2005 18:13:06 PST
Diane Whitehead wrote "I can't think of any bulbs considered black..."

A black hyacinth (garden hyacinth) is in the pipeline. One of the New York
papers did an article on it earlier this year. 

There are black tulips, black bearded iris, black arilate iris, and of
course Veratrum nigrum for starters. There are several aroids whose
inflorescence can be fairly described as black. There are frits which look
black to me. 

Aren't some of those South American things black? 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where black flowers are
always welcome. On the other hand, if Diane meant plants whose bulbs are
black, then that's a different list.  

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