Sternbergia sicula is the first one to bloom in our garden even before the autumn is fully here,
Beautiful, sunny flowers. It's fall there and there's hope for spring here... the March sun is warm, despite the air temperature.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm
Sterbergia lutea took a little longer to come into bloom
But more and more Sternbergia sicula have been appearing around the garden; these were grown from seed and show a bit of variability,
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
Now the winter flowering white one, Sternbergia candida has started,
Lovely. "Flowers in winter", what a concept. ;-)
Sternbergia sicula is flowering a month earlier this year!
Lovely and sunny.
Sternbergia lutea has now started
And Sternbergia sicula continues and the brighter day today allowed them to open wide
More pics of Sternbergia lutea
and Sternbergia sicula
Sternbergia greuteriana is even smaller than S. sicula!
Not one for the open garden! But holds its own in the rock garden,