What's blooming

James L. Jones jmsjon664@aol.com
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:02:09 PDT

Blooming now:

Begonia sinensis is smaller and lighter in leaf and flower than B. grandis and blooms 3 weeks earlier.  It only survived this past unusually open winter in more protected spots, while B. grandis was unaffected.

Crocosmia paniculata has survived for me where C. masonorum has not, due to greater hardiness I assume.  It has taken forever to get back to flowering after I divided it too assiduously.  

Also: Cyclamen purpuascens, touch and go from year to year; Lilium leichtlinii, relatively resistant to Lily Beetle (as is L. formosanum); Eucomis montanus; and lots of onions, the most interesting perhaps being a good white form of Allium cernuum.

Jim Jones
Lexington, MA

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