Category Archives for Bulbous Plants

Propagating Bulbs

Bulbs can be propagated in a number of ways. Division can be used for bulbs or corms that grow in clumps, and spring-flowering bulbs, such as snowdrops, are best divided while still in full growth after flowering. Daffodil bulbs and … Continue reading

29. July 2013 by Dave Pinkney
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Iris Laevigata – Rabbit Ear Iris

Japanese water iris or Rabbit ear iris Iris laevigata is arguably the most important iris for growing in water. It originated in Japan, hence its common name, and has been used throughout the centuries in Oriental literature and iconography. The … Continue reading

10. April 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Growing Tulips: Tulipa/Tulip Facts

Height 7.5-80cm (3-32in) Planting distance 7.5-20cm (3-8in) Flowers early to late spring Any well-drained soil Sunny site Bulbs available in autumn Almost every garden and every park boasts a display of tulips in spring — a factor that’s hardly surprising, … Continue reading

22. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Trilliums

Height 30-45cm (12-18in) Planting distance 15-20cm (6-8in) Flowers mid spring to early summer Rich, moist well-drained soil Partial shade Rhizomes available late summer and early autumn Trilliums flourish under woodland conditions so they should be given a shaded spot with … Continue reading

22. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Tigridia: tiger flower

Height 40-45cm (16-18in) Planting distance 15cm (6in) Flowers mid summer to early autumn Rich, well-drained soil Warm sheltered position Corms available in spring The flowers of Tigridia pauonia, a bulbous plant from Central America, last only a few hours in … Continue reading

22. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Sternbergia: yellow star flower

Height 10-15cm (4-6in) Planting distance 10-15cm (4-6in) Flowers in autumn Well-drained soil Sunny sheltered site Bulbs available in summer With their brilliant yellow goblet-shaped flowers, this genus of crocus look-alikes provides a brilliant autumn display. In the wild these small … Continue reading

22. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Sparaxis: harlequin flower

Height 30-45cm (12-18in) Planting distance 10cm (4in) Flowers late spring to early summer Rich well-drained soil Sheltered sunny position Corms available in autumn Sparaxis tricolor is one of the few species in this South African genus available in Britain. It … Continue reading

22. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Scilla: squill/bluebell

Height 10-45cm (4-18in) Planting distance 7.5-10cm (3-4in) Flowers from early spring to early summer Moist but well-drained soil Sun or partial shade Bulbs available late summer to late autumn This genus includes the bluebells that form such magnificent blue carpets … Continue reading

22. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Schizostylis: kaffir lily

Height 60-90cm (2-3ft) Planting distance 15cm (6in) Flowers in autumn Moist fertile soil Sunny sheltered site Rhizomes available in spring This splendid genus of autumn-flowering plants comes from South Africa. One species – Schizostylis coccinea – is relatively hardy in … Continue reading

22. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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Ranunculus: buttercup

Height 30-38cm (12-15in) Planting distance 10-15cm (4-6in) Flowers early and mid summer Humus-rich, well-drained soil Sunny site Tubers available late winter to mid spring Most species in the Ranunculus genus are herbaceous annuals or aquatic plants. The turban buttercup Ranunculus … Continue reading

22. February 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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