Misc Bulbs

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Thu, 13 Apr 2006 14:30:53 PDT
Jim Waddick asked,

>         Ipheion 'Jessie' is supposed to be a new cv -dark blue-violet
>from 'Rolf Fiedler'. Does anyone grow it yet?  I am a big  Ipheion
>fan with 'Alberto Castillo' and 'Charlette Bishop' putting on shows
>right now.
>         and  Ranunculus kochii a small R. ficaria like 'bulb/tuberous
>plant. Yellow flowers, Sounds cute or a thug. Anyone know or grow
>this. Any warnings?

Wim de Goede sent me Ipheion 'Jessie' a couple of years ago. Tony Hall 
selected it and named it for his late sister. The flowers are nearly true 
blue and quite dark and rich in color, although they soon reflex, losing a 
little of their impact. It is increasing well. It's on the sale list of Dix 
Import this year.

Ranunculus kochii is one I grew for a number of years and then lost, I 
think to slugs. It is by no means a thug! It increases quite slowly and 
does not spread. It's a typical alpine snowmelt buttercup that does best 
with a dry summer dormancy. If you get it, it is best suited to the rock 
garden or trough.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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