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Re: chilling bulbs

Hi Kitty, I find this interesting that Narcissus have one of the highest 
chill times.  Here we are not able to grow any (at least not the ones I was 
familiar with) of the bulbs you mentioned EXCEPT Narcissus without digging 
and chilling in a frig.  The Narcissus naturalize fine, and come up even in 
our mildest of winters.  In fact, we have not had any freezing temps yet, no 
prolonged cold spells either,  and the Narcissus are all coming up like gang 
busters.  I have several varieties w/ varying bloom times.

You mentioned in an earlier posting that certain bulbs don't tolerate heat in 
summer, could this be the difference?   Also, bulbs are in the ground, our 
ground never freezes or gets cold enough it seems to chill anything it seems.

zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 12/11/2002 9:45:52 PM Central Standard Time, 
kmrsy@earthlink.net writes:

> Chilling times....
> Crocus         15 weeks
> Narcissus      15-17
> Fritillaries    15
> Chionodoxa      15
> Muscari         13-15
> Hyacinthus      11-14
> Puschkinia       15
> Iris            15
> Scilla         15
> Galanthus         15
> Tulip           14-20
> Eranthis       15
> For a broad group like Narcissus, the varieties that bloom earliest
> generally take the shorter cold period.

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