Miscellaneous spring bulbs

147 posts / 0 new
Last post
Boland
Boland's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-09-25
Miscellaneous spring bulbs

Figured there weren't enough Chionodoxa species to warrant their own thread so this one can include the miscellaneous spring bulbs. This is my first Chionodoxa forbesii (luciliae) of the season.

Hoy
Hoy's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-15

Boland wrote:

Figured there weren't enough Chionodoxa species to warrant their own thread so this one can include the miscellaneous spring bulbs.  This is my first Chionodoxa forbesii (luciliae) of the season.

Nice plants! Here Chionodoxa, Scilla (incl. former Scillas), Muscari, tulips, daffodils, Corydalis and different early dicots have replaced Crocus.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-10-27

The chionodoxa are starting to bloom here too, seemingly very early.
Puschkinia libanotica, seeding freely all over the yard, and a white version of same.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Boland
Boland's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-09-25

Like that white version!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
Hoy's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-15

Hyacinthella libanotica (or is it something else?) Anyway it is a sure bloomer every year.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Mark McD
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-12-14

Hoy wrote:

Hyacinthella libanotica (or is it something else?) Anyway it is a sure bloomer every year.

Trond, beautiful azure color on that one. 

As you'll probably hear over and over from me, I'm drawn to blue flowers, azure to pale blue; hope to post a photo in a day or two (although rain is predicted for the next couple days, after a LONG stretch of sunny weather) of a baby blue one; actually more of an ice blue one, Triteleia grandiflora var. howellii.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

Boland
Boland's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-09-25

Trond, I think your Muscari is M. azureum (good call on the 'azure blooms' Mark!)

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
Hoy's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-15

Todd wrote:

Trond, I think your Muscari is M. azureum (good call on the 'azure blooms' Mark!)

Is Muscari azureum synonymus with Hyacinthella libanotica?

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Boland
Boland's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-09-25

From my googling, seems like it might well be...I'll have to investigate this further.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Boland
Boland's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-09-25

Trond, Muscari azureum is indeed now Hyacinthella azurea...I found no reference to it being H. libanotica.

Here is Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant' I planted in a rock nook at the BG.  Its been here 10 years now!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
Hoy's picture
Title: Member
Joined: 2009-12-15

Todd wrote:

Trond, Muscari azureum is indeed now Hyacinthella azurea...I found no reference to it being H. libanotica.

OK, thanks.

Todd wrote:

Here is Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant' I planted in a rock nook at the BG.  Its been here 10 years now!

This is nice! I have always placed those bulbs in the turf but they seem to flourish in crevices too!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Pages

Log in or register to post comments