Extended bloom of bulbocodium types

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Sat, 05 May 2007 12:47:12 PDT
Thanks, Dave and Jane for those responses.

Yes, the plant I have is from Jane. Those familiar with her annual lists
will no doubt recognize other names in my post. 

From reading Ian Young's bulb log I was aware that other Narcissus of the
bulbocodium group show extended blooming under clement conditions. 

But I had never observed this in my garden, and I don't recall seeing this
characteristic mentioned for plants growing under garden conditions here in
the eastern states. 

Another group of plants which is giving me a fit for perhaps the same reason
is the group of violets known as sweet violets. Although they grow well
here, they have an extremely short period of bloom. Whether grown in the
garden (the various hardy sweet violets) or in a cold frame (the so-called
Parma violets) they have so far given at best a fleeting season of bloom. 

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where Hyacinthoides hispanica
is brightening this and other local gardens.
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