Re: Back to spring bulbs
Van Engelen Inc. - It is listed under Rock Garden Iris.
In a message dated 05/05/2007 3:45:11 PM Eastern Standard Time,
It is a very nice one; may I ask where you got it ?
> OK guys, I'll quit complaining. Thanks for listening.
> In all the confusion around my flower beds last fall, I
> didn't have the place to plant spring bulbs that I had
> planned on. In fact, it was so confused, that I gave
> away most of them, and plain forgot what I had
> planted. This spring I found a plant coming up in an
> odd spot under the WNW eave of the house that I
> could not identify. It was obviously not a tulip or a
> daffodil. It was too large for crocus or the other
> small bulbs I might have planted. What was it? I
> asked a visiting friend who is an orchid specialist,
> but knows quite a lot abut plants, and he thought
> it might be a fritillaria. Well, when it bloomed, I dug
> through old bulb orders to identify it, for it was
> totally new to me. I can't remember why I bought
> it. What I have is Iris bucharica, and I can't imagine
> why I had never seen it before. What a charming
> plant! Each bulb seems to have produced two or
> three stems, and each stem has six or seven yellow
> and white iris blooms - each about two inches high.
> The whole plant is about 12-15 inches high. I may be
> the only ignorant one here, but if, like me, you don't
> know this plant, do give it a look.
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