old homestead bulbs

Dell Sherk ds429@comcast.net
Mon, 08 Feb 2010 09:54:40 PST
Some survivors that I have had experience with include Tulipa sylvestris,
Ornithogalum umbellatum, Eranthis hiemalis, Scilla hispanica, Ranunculus
ficaria, Chionodoxa sp?, and Galanthus nivalis and elwesii and  oh, not
spring blooming, Lycoris squamigera

Dell in arctic Pennsylvania

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On Behalf Of Shawn Pollard
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 9:08 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] old homestead bulbs

Dear All,

Around Denton, TX where I lived for six years, the outlines of old
homesteads are delineated with persisisting Muscari neglectum, Rhodophiala
bifida, Lycoris radiata, Narcissus jonquilla, and a few other types of
Narcissus. There were also clumps of Cooperia pedunculata at these sites,
which were farther north than that species normally grows I think.  Many of
these places have been lost since the 1990s as undeveloped gaps in the urban
landscape are filled in.

Shawn Pollard
Yuma, AZ

From: Kathleen Sayce <ksayce@willapabay.org>
To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Sat, February 6, 2010 4:25:59 PM
Subject: [pbs] old homestead bulbs

My question is this: along with daffodils and Hyacinthoides, what  
other winter-spring flowering bulbs are likely to persist and thrive,  
decades after planting? Which crocus, tulips, etc, are truly  
survivors that outlast their gardens?



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