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Indoor Bulbs flowering in February

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All Flowers per Month 12

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...Index

All Foliage 212
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All Summer Foliage 212
All Autumn Foliage 212
All Winter Foliage 212
Rock Plant Flowers 53

 

Your chosen Garden Style then changes your Plant Selection Process

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...All Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...Shape, Form
Index

 

Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
Deciduous Tree
Evergreen Perennial
Evergreen Shrub
Evergreen Tree
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
Herb
Odds and Sods

Rhododendron
Rose
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
Vegetable

Wild Flower

Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly

 

Cultivation Requirements of Plant

Outdoor / Garden Cultivation

1

Indoor / House Cultivation

 

Cool Greenhouse (and Alpine House) Cultivation with artificial heating in the Winter

1

Conservatory Cultivation with heating throughout the year

1

Stovehouse Cultivation with heating throughout the year for Tropical Plants

1

 

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

1

Part Shade

1

Full Shade

1

 

Soil Type

Any Soil

1

Chalky Soil

1

Clay Soil

1

Lime-Free Soil

 

Peaty Soil

1

Sandy Soil

1

Acid Soil

1

Alkaline Soil

1

Badly-drained Soil

 

 

Soil Moisture

Dry

1

Moist

1

Wet

1

 

Position for Plant

Back of Shady Border

 

Back of Shrub Border

1

Bedding

1

Bog Garden

 

Coastal Conditions / Seaside

1

Container in Garden

1

Front of Border

1

Ground Cover 0-24 inches (0-60 cms)

1

Ground Cover 24-72 inches (60-180 cms)

1

Ground Cover Over 72 inches (180 cms)

 

Hanging Basket

 

Hedge

1

Hedge - Thorny

 

Pollution Barrier

 

Pond

 

Pot in House, Greenhouse, Conservatory or Stovehouse

1

Raised Bed

 

Rest of Border

1

Rock Garden

1

Scree Bed

1

Speciman on Lawn

 

Sunny Border

1

Tree for Lawn

 

Tree for Small Garden

1

Wildflower

1

Windbreak

 

Woodland

1

 

Use of Plant

Pollen or nectar for Bees

1

Hosts to Butterflies

1

Encouraging birds / wildlife, providing food and shelter

1

Bee-Pollinated plants for Hay Fever Sufferers

1

Berries / Fruit

 

Dry Site in Full Sun

1

Dry Shade

 

Filtering noise

 

Flower Arrange-ments

 

Fragrant Flower

1

Language of Flowers

 

Low maintenance

1

Moist Shade

 

Moist and swampy Sites

 

Nitrogen fixing plants

 

Not Fragrant Flower

1

Rabbit-Resistant

 

Speciman Plant

1

Thornless

 

Tolerant of Poor Soil

1

 

Plant Foliage

Aromatic Foliage

 

Autumn Foliage

 

Finely Cut Leaves

1

Large Leaves

 

Yellow Variegated Foliage

1

White Variegated Foliage

1

Red / Purple Variegated Foliage

 

Silver, Grey and Glaucous Foliage

1

Sword-shaped Leaves

 

 

 

Flower Shape

Number of Flower Petals

Petal-less
 

1

1 Petal

 

2 Petals

 

3 Petals
 

1

4 Petals
 

1

5 Petals
 

1

Above 5
 

1

 

Flower Shape - Simple

Stars
 

1

Bowls
 

 

Cups and Saucers
 

1

Globes
 

 

Goblets and Chalices
 

 

Trumpets
 

1

Funnels
 

1

Bells
 

1

Thimbles
 

 

Urns
 

 

Salverform

 

 

Flower Shape - Elaborated

Tubes, Lips and Straps
 

 

Slippers, Spurs and Lockets
 

 

Hats, Hoods and Helmets
 

 

Standards, Wings and Keels
 

 

Discs and Florets
 

 

Pin-Cushions
 

 

Tufts
 

 

Cushion
 

 

Umbel
 

1

Buttons
 

 

Pompoms
 

 

 

Natural Arrangements

Bunches, Posies, Sprays
 

1

Columns, Spikes and Spires
 

 

Whorls, Tiers and Candelabra
 

1

Plumes and Tails
 

 

Chains and Tassels
 

1

Clouds, Garlands and Cascades
 

 

Spheres, Domes and Plates
 

 

 

Shrub, Tree Shape

Columnar
 

1

Oval
 

1

Rounded or Spherical
 

 

Flattened Spherical
 

1

Narrow Conical / Narrow Pyramidal
 

1

Broad Conical / Broad Pyramidal
 

1

Ovoid /
Egg-Shaped
 

 

Broad Ovoid
 

 

Narrow Vase-shaped / Inverted Ovoid
 

 

Fan-Shaped /Vase-Shaped
 

 

Broad Fan-Shaped / Broad Vase-Shaped
 

 

Narrow Weeping
 

 

Broad Weeping
 

 

Palm

 

 

Conifer Cone

1

 

Form

Arching

1

Climbing

 

Clump-Forming

1

Mat-Forming

 

Mound-Forming

1

Prostrate

1

Spreading

1

Stemless

 

Upright

1

 

Poisonous Plant

1

 

INFILL3 PLANTS INDEX GALLERY PAGES

Links in Table below are available in Shrub Tree Shape Index Gallery


Site Map

Website Structure Explanation and User Guidelines

Click on number in cells below to jump to that page detailing those cultivated plants with that plant type and their botanical name starts with that letter.

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is Red, Pink, Purple and is Unusual or Other Flower Colour.

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Alpine in Evergreen Perennial, Herbaceous Perennial and Rock Garden

 

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Aquatic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual/ Biennial

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Bamboo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bedding and RHS Mixed Border Beds



















Bicolour

Other Flower Colours

White / Colour Bicolour

Bulb and
Allium / Anemone, Colchicum / Crocus, Dahlia, Gladiolus, Narcissus, Tulip





 

 



 



 



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Deciduous Shrub

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Deciduous Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evergreen Perennial

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Evergreen Shrub , Semi-Evergreen Shrub and Heather

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Evergreen Tree

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Fern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grass

 

 

 

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Herbaceous Perennial and RHS Mixed Border Beds



 

 

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Herb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odds and Sods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhododendron, Azalea, Camellia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rose

 

 





 









Soft Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sub-Shrub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildflower
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Shrub and Small Tree

Botanical Names Page

Common Names Page

Companion Planting

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Pest Control by Companion Planting

The following 2 books (written by Louise Riotte 1909-1998 who was one of North America's most beloved gardeners) provide a wealth of extra information telling you what plants to put together for what purpose and how it does it (The only wasted information on each page is the page number!!!):-

Carrots love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening by Louise Riotte Second Edition (Storey Publishing 1998) ISBN-13: 978-1-58017-027-7

Roses love Garlic: Companion Planting and other Secrets of Flowers by Loiuse Riotte Second Edition (Storey Publishing 1998)
ISBN 1-58017-028-5

 

Click on text in cells below to jump to that page detailing those Infill2 Plants of that plant type for that Cultivation requirement.

Plant Type
 

 

Alpines for Rock Garden (See Rock Garden Plant Flowers)

Alpine Shrubs and Conifers

The Alpine Meadow
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3

The Alpine Border

Alpine Plants for a Purpose

The Alpines that Dislike Lime

Alpines and Walls
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3

Alpines and Paving

Sink and Trough gardens

Aquatic
(Water Plants) for

Anti-erosion Riverbank

Marginal Plants (Bog Garden Plants)

Oxy-genating Weeds

Water Lilies

Floating Plants

Waterside Plants
and Plants for Dry Margins next to a Pond

Wildlife Pond Plants

Annual for

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Plants for Cut Flowers in
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Exposed Sites

Sheltered Sites with Green-house Annuals from 1916

Extra Poor Soil with Half-Hardy Annuals from 1916

Very Rich Soil with Biennials from 1916

Gap-filling in Mixed Borders with Hardy Annuals from 1916

Patio Containers

Cut Flowers Page 1
Page 2 Everlasting Flowers with Red Flowers from 1916

Attracting beneficial insects

Scent / Fragrance with Annuals for Cool or Shady Places from 1916

Low-allergen Gardens for Hay Fever Sufferers

Annual Plant Pairing Ideas

Low-Growing Annuals

Medium-Growing Annuals

Tall-Growing Annuals with White Flowers from 1916

Black or Brown Flowers

Blue to Purple Flowers

Green Flowers with Annuals and Biennials from 1916

Red to Pink Flowers
Page 1
Page 2

White Flowers

Yellow or Orange Flowers

Decorative Foliage

Moist Soil

Shade

House-plants with Yellow Flowers from 1916

Edging Beds

Hanging Baskets

Vining Annuals

 

Bedding for

Spring Bedding

Summer Bedding

Autumn/ Winter Bedding

Bedding for Light Sandy Soil

Bedding for Acid Soil

Bedding for Chalky Soil

Bedding for Clay Soil

Black Flowers

Blue Flowers

Orange Flowers

Pink Flowers

Long Flowering

Coloured Leaves

Attractive to Wildlife including Bees, Butterflies and Moths

Purple Flowers

Red Flowers

White Flowers

Yellow Flowers

Multi-Coloured Flowers

Aromatic Foliage or Scented Flowers

Bedding Plant Use

Flowers with 2 Petals

Flowers with 3 Petals

Flowers with
4 Petals

Flowers with 5 Petals

Flowers with 6 Petals

Flowers with more than 6 Petals

Use in Hanging Baskets

Flower Simple Shape

Shape of
Stars

Shape of
Bowls, Cups and Saucers

Shape of
Globes, Goblets and Chalices

Shape of
Trumpets and Funnels

Shape of
Bells, Thimbles and Urns

Use in Pots and Troughs

Flower Elaborated Shape

Shape of
Tubes, Lips and Lobes

Shape of
Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

Shape of
Hats, Hoods and Helmets

 

Use in
Screening

Use in
Window Boxes

Shape of
Standards, Wings and Keels

Shape of
Discs and Florets

Shape of
Pin-Cushions and Tufts

Shape of
Rosettes, Buttons and Pompons

Cut Flowers

Use in Bedding Out

Use in
Filling In

Biennial for

Cottage and Other Gardens

Cut Flower with Biennials for Rock Work from 1916

Patio Containers with Biennials for Pots in Greenhouse / Conservatory

Beneficial to Wildlife with Purple and Blue Flowers from 1916

Scent with Biennials for Sunny Banks or Borders from 1916

 

 

Bulb for
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Explanation Intro to Bulbs
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725 Blue, White, Yellow, Unusual Colour, or Red-Purple-Pink flowering Bulbs in each month they flower.

Indoor Bulbs for
December
January
February

Indoor Bulbs for
March
April
May

Indoor
Bulbs for
June
July
August

Indoor Bulbs for September
October
November

Bulbs in Window-boxes

Bulbs in the Border

Bulbs naturalised in Grass

Plant Bloom Dec-Jan
Feb-Mar

Plant Bloom
Apr-May
Jun-Aug

Plant Bloom
Sep-Oct
Nov-Dec

Plant Bloom Smallest of Gardens

Bulbs for the Bulb Frame

Bulbs in the Woodland Garden

Bulbs in the Rock Garden

Bulbs in Green-house or Stove

Achimenes, Alocasias, Amorpho-phalluses, Arisaemas, Arums, Begonias, Bomareas, Caladiums

Clivias,
Colocasias, Crinums, Cyclamens, Cyrt-anthuses, Eucharises, Urceocharis, Eurycles

Freesias, Gloxinias, Hae-manthus, Hipp-eastrums

Lachenalias, Nerines, Lycorises, Pen-cratiums, Hymen-ocallises, Richardias, Sprekelias, Tuberoses, Vallotas, Watsonias, Zephy-ranthes

Bulbs in Bowls

Bulbs in the Alpine House

Hardy Bulbs

Aconitum, Allium, Alstroe-meria, Anemone

Amaryllis, Antheri-cum, Antholy-zas, Apios, Arisaema, Arum, Aspho-deline,

Aspho-delus, Belam-canda, Bloomeria, Brodiae, Bulbo-codium

Calochorti, Cyclo-bothras, Camassia, Colchicum, Con-vallaria,
Forcing Lily of the Valley, Corydalis, Crinum, Crosmia, Montbretia , Crocus

Cyclamen, Dicentra, Dierama, Eranthis, Eremurus, Erythrnium, Eucomis

Fritillaria, Funkia, Galanthus, Galtonia, Gladiolus, Hemero-callis

Hyacinth, Hyacinths in Pots,
Scilla, Puschkinia, Chionodoxa, Chionoscilla, Muscari

Iris,
Kniphofia, Lapeyrousia, Leucojum

Lilium,

Lilium in Pots, Malvastrum, Merendera, Milla, Narcissus, Narcissi in Pots

Orni-thogalum, Oxalis, Paeonia, Ran-unculus, Romulea, Sanguin-aria,
Stern-bergia,
Schi-zostylis, Teco-philaea, Trillium

Tulip,
Zephy-ranthus

Half-Hardy Bulbs

Acidanthera, Albuca, Alstroemeri, Andro-stephium, Bassers, Boussing-aultias, Bravoas, Cypellas, Dahlias, Galaxis,
Geis-sorhizas, Hesper-anthas

Gladioli, Ixias,
Sparaxises, Babianas, Morphixias, Tritonias

Ixiolirions, Moraeas, Orni-thogalums, Oxalises, Phaedra-nassas,
Pan-cratiums, Tigridias, Zephyr-anthes, Cooperias

Bulbs for Bedding

Plant Bedding Spring
Summer

Climber
3 sector Vertical Plant System with flowers in
Jan,
Feb,
Mar,
Apr,
May 1,2
Jun,
Jul,
Aug,
Sep,
Oct,
Nov,
Dec

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Choosing the right Shrub or Climber

1a.
The Base -
Base of Wall Plants

1b.
Annuals

1c.
Herbs and Vegetables

1d.
Cut flowers, Cut Foliage

1e.
Scented flower or foliage

1f.
Foliage use only

 

2a. 1,2,3,4
The Prime - Wall Shrubs

2b.
Fruit trees

3a.
The Higher Reaches -
House-wall Ramblers

3b. 1,2
Non-House-Wall - Climbing Twiners

3c.
Non-House-Wall - Self-clinging Climbers

Raised Bed for Wheelchair Users

Plants for Wildlife-Use as well

Fastest Covering

Least protruding growth when fan-trained

1, 2
Evergreen

Use as
Hedge

Exposed Positions

Use as Groundcover

1, 2
Ornam-
ental Fruit

Scented Flowers

1, 2
Autumn Foliage Colour

Winter Bark

Winter and Early Spring Flowers

Summer Colour or Shape of Foliage

Edible Fruit

Needs Conservatory or Greenhouse

Large Pots and Containers

Cut Flowers

Attractive to Bees

Climber - Simple Flower Shape

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Stars

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Bowls, Cups and Saucers

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Globes, Goblets and Chalices

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Trumpets and Funnels

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Salverform

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Bells, Thimbles and Urns

 

Climber - Elaborated Flower Shape

prunellaflotgrandiflora
Tubes, Lips and Straps

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Slippers, Spurs and Lockets

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Hats, Hoods and Helmets

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Standards, Wings and Keels

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Disks and Florets

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Pin-cushions, Tufts, Petal-less and Cushions

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Umbels, Buttons and Pompoms


Indoor Bulb Growing by Edward Pearson. Published by Purnell & Sons, Ltd in 1953. It provides the data about Indoor Bulbs and Bulbs in Window-boxes.

Colour All The Year In My Garden: A selection of choice varieties - annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, climbers and trees and shrubs - that will give a continuity of colour in the garden throughout the year. Edited by C.H. Middleton. Gardening Book from Ward, Lock & Co published in 1938, provides plant data for a calendar of plants in bloom throughout the year and for those in the smallest garden.

The Book of Bulbs by S. Arnott, F.R.H.S. Printed by Turnbull & Spears, Edinburgh in 1901. This provides data about Hardy Bulbs, Half-Hardy Bulbs, Greenhouse and Stove Bulbs.

Collins Guide to Bulbs by Patrick M. Synge. ISBN 0 00 214016-0 First Edition 1961, Second Edition 1971, Reprinted 1973. This provides data on bulbs for bedding, bulbs in the border, bulbs naturalised in grass, bulbs in the woodland garden, bulbs in the rock garden, bulbs in pans in the alpine house, bulbs in the greenhouse, bulbs in bowls and the bulb frame.

Ivydene Gardens Infill3 Plants Index Gallery:
Indoor Bulbs flowering in February

Botanical Plant Name

with link to
UK or
European Union
mail-order supplier for you to contact to buy this plant

Flower Colour
and Background Colour nearest to main petal colour from 212 foliage colours /

followed by
Sun Aspect:- Full Sun,
Part Shade, Full Shade

with link to external website for photo/data

Flowering Months in UK

with link to
USA or
Canada
mail-order supplier

Height with Spacings or Width (W) in inches (cms)

1 inch =
2.5 cms
12 inches = 30 cms
40 inches = 100 cms

Foliage Colour
and Background Colour nearest to middle-aged leaf colour from 212 foliage colours /

followed by
Soil Moisture:-
Dry,
Moist,
Wet

with link to Australia or New Zealand mail-order supplier

Plant Type is:-

A for Aquatic
Ann for Annual / Biennial
Ba for Bamboo
Bu for Bulb
Cl for Climber
Co for Conifer
F for Fern
G for Grass
H for Herb
P for Perennial
Rh for Rhodo-dendron, Azalea, Camellia
Ro for Rose
Sh for Shrub
So for Soft Fruit
To for Top Fruit
Tr for Tree
V for Vegetable
W for Wildflower

followed by:-
E for Evergreen,
D for Deciduous,
H for Herbaceous,
Alpine for being an Alpine as well as being 1 of above Plant Type /

 
Acid for Acidic,
Alk for Alkaline,
Any for AnySoil
 

with link to
ALL PLANTS Index Gallery page

Cultivation Details

Varieties

Plant Photos

It is sad to reflect that in England so few gardens open to the public label their plants or label them so that the label is visible when that plant is in flower, so that visitors can identify; and then later locate and purchase that plant.

Few mail-order nurseries provide the detail as shown in my rose or heather galleries.

If you want to sell a product, it is best to display it. When I sold my Transit van, I removed its signage, cleaned it and took photos of the inside and outside before putting them onto an advert in Autotrader amongst more than 2000 other Transit vans - it was sold in 20 minutes.

If mail-order nurseries could put photos to the same complexity from start of the year to its end with the different foliage colours and stages of flowering on Wikimedia Commons, then the world could view the plant before buying it, and idiots like me would have valid material to work with.

I have been in the trade (until ill health forced my Sole Trader retirement in 2013) working in designing, constructing and maintaining private gardens for decades and since 2005 when this site was started, I have asked any nursery in the world to supply photos. R.V. Roger in Yorkshire allowed me to use his photos from his website in 2007 and when I got a camera to spend 5 days in July 2014 at my expense taking photos of his roses growing in his nursery field, whilst his staff was propagating them. I gave him a copy of those photos.

Colchicum luteum

 

 

 

 

 

Colchicums flower from late August to late October and produce their leaves during the spring following their flowering. They are lifted in normal seasons during July. Therefore it is most important for the grower to order these bulbs early, otherwise by the end of August he will find them almost unobtainable.

Pot in late July or early August, using John Innes compost, putting 2 bulbs in a 5 inch (12.5 cms) or 3 in a 7 inch (17.5 cms) pot.

Water sparingly at all times, but without allowing the soil to become dry.

Position. They will do best in a moderately cool and semi-shady position.

Autumnale
Soft mauve flowers. Late August.

Byzantinum
Purple-rose. Free-flowering. 6 inches (15 cms). September.

Bornmulleri
Very large lila c flowers with white base. 8 inches (20 cms). September.

Lilac Wonder
Violet. Magnolia-shaped. Very-long-lasting. Late September through October.

Luteum
Deep yellow. 6 inches (15 cms). February-March.

Besides these Colchicums, I have detailed others in the Cochicum and Crocus Gallery

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Colchicum luteum in Gothenburg Botanical Garden. Plant id: 1988-0531 s G -- GBT/GBT. By Averater via Wikimedia Commons.

Eranthis hyemalis (Winter Aconite)

All parts of the plant are poisonous when consumed by humans and other mammals.

 

 

 

 

 

Pot into 3-inch (7.5 cm) pots or pans in October. Tubers should be put at 0.5 inch (1.25 cm) deep and close together (about 6-8 in a 3-4 inch (7.5-10 cms) pan). Bulb fibre is a satisfactory potting medium, but equal parts of leaf-mould, loam and sand can be used.

Water moderately at all times.

Temperature. When taken from the cold in December they should be brought for 3-4 weeks into an atmosphere of 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius). They need the coolest possible conditions and are better when not brought into a warmer temerature until in bud.

 

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Eranthis hyemalis Winterakoniet op Begraafplaats Meppelerstraatweg in Zwolle. By Onderwijsgek via Wikimedia Commons.

Iris reticulata J.S. Dijt

The American Iris Society has info about irises, as does The British Iris Society.

 

 

 

 

 

Pot into small pots in October, using either sandy loam or John Innes base compost, and placing tubers 3 inches (7.5 cms) deep and about 3-4 inches apart. Thereafter, treat them in the same way as other bulbs which do not like coddling, such as Eranthis, Scillas, etc, but they will require a reasonably warm, sunny position and will not thrive in cold or shade.

Iris Histrioides
Light blue. 5 inches (12.5 cms). February-March.

Iris Histrioides Major - Sadly this once popular bulb is no longer freely available but there are other good, similar cultivars. ‘Angel’s Eye’ (‘Angels’ Tears’) and ‘Lady B Stanley’ are recommended.
Rich deep blue. Falls with yellow markings. 4 inches (10 cms).

Iris Reticulata
Violet-purple, blotched yellow. Fragrant. February-March.

Iris Cantab
Light blue. 6 inches (15 cms). February-March.

Iris Reticulata J. S. Dijt
Reddish-purple. Sweetly scented. 8 inches (20 cms). Early February.

Iris tingitana var. Fontanesii
Deep-blue flowers of fine texture. Falls with orange blotch. Cannot be forced, but will flower in February under cool conditions. 30 inches (75 cms).

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Iris reticulata. By ‪Rasbak via Wikimedia Commons.

Lachenalia (Cape Cowslip)

There are some more Lachenalias in Late Summer Bulb Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

Pot, in August, 6 bulbs in a 5-inch (12.5 cms) pot or pan, placing the bulbs about 1.5 inches (3.75 cms) apart and 0.5 inches (1.25 cms) deep, using either John Innes compost or a mixture of 2 parts sandy loam, 0.5 part of leaf-mould and 0.5 part decayed manure, with 1 part coarse sand. It isimportant that Lachenalias should be grown under cool conditions, for which reason, after potting up, the bulbs should be put outdoors, where they will not be subjected to warm conditions, preferably in a cold frame until November or the first risk of frost. The bulbs should then be brought into a sunny but unheated room.

Water. Immediately after potting allow the soil to become thoroughly moist, but thereafter give water only when the compost appears dry. As soon as growth starts give water moderately. After flowering withhold water and let the bulbs rest, allowing them to ripen outside in a sunny position. The growing period is from September to June; the resting period from June to September.

Position. Est, west or north windows. North only if it is well-lighted and frost-free.

Flowering. February- March.

Burnham Gold
Golden-yellow flowers. Dusty mauve stems. Leaves spotted with maroon blotches. 8-12 inches (20-30 cms).

Nelsoni
Yellow. 8-12 inches (20-30 cms). April-May.

Pendula Superba
Yellow and red. 8 and 12 inches (20 and 30 cms). April-May.

 

Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley)

 

 

 

 

 

Pot in October and November a good clump or hal-a-dozen plump single crowns in a 6 inch (15 cms) pot, using either loam, leaf-mould and well-rotted manure or John Innes compost for filling. Make sure that the pot is well drained. Keep the pot in the cool dark until January and then bring it into moderate heat.

Water very sparingly, or when the compost needs it, until growth starts, and then water liberally.

Flowering. Under normal room conditions, and by planting in October and November, flowering will be in January and February.

Forcing. Lily of the Valley can be flowered almost continually throughout the year. For this purpose prepared crowns are necessary, which should be placed at 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cms) apart in either sand, sawdust or almost any material which will hold moisture. Before planting, the ends of the roots must be lightly trimmed. In planting, the tips of the buds must be kept just above the soil. After planting, the crowns should be well watered, making sure that the soil is thoroughly moist, and then kept in a dark, humid receptacle, such as a closed, ventilated box, for about 10 days at 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius). After 10 days they can be gradually exposed to light, and should flower in 2 weeks from that time. Once forced, crowns are of no further use.

Majalis
Single white. 6 inches (15 cms). It does contain poison.

majalis Fortin's Giant
Double white.

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Maiglöckchen (Convallaria majalis). By Jüppsche via Wikimedia Commons.

Galanthus (Snowdrops)

Hardy Plant Society Galanthus Group for further details on Snowdrops.

 

 

 

 

 

Pot in September to November, using 4-inch (10 cm) or 5 inch (12.5 cms) pots or pans, placing bulbs 1 inch (2.5 cms) deep. Thereafter, treat in the same way as Narcissi and Daffodil.

Water very moderately throughout pot life, and when flowering is over the bulbs can immediately be planted outdoors.

Temperature. They should be kept as cool as possible at all times.

Position. North, east or west windows.

Flowering. January-February.

nivalis
Single. The common Snowdrop.

nivalis flore pleno
Double form of the common Snowdrop.

Elwesii
Large flowers, 9-10 inches (22.5-25 cms). Inner segments are marked with green. If, after rooting, they are gently forced, they will flower in January.

Imperati var. Atkinsii
Long pointed flowers, flowering earlier than elwesii. The Rococo Garden has one of the largest naturalistic plantings of snowdrops in the country and is in many ways the spiritual home of Galanthus Atkinsii.

Plicatus
Large white globular flowers.

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Galanthus plicatus - heritage site in Ukraine, id: 71-254-5015. By V.Kotyak via Wikimedia Commons.

Tulips

Further details about Tulips is in the Tulip Bulb Gallery

Cambridge University Botanic Garden has a collection which concentrates purely on the species, representing about 60 of the 100 or so that occur in the wild, distributed across Europe to Central Asia, where they reach their greatest diversity.

 

 

 

 

 

The range of Tulips that can be grown for early flowering is, unfortunately, far more limited than that of the Daffodils. This is because such types as the Single Earlies, Double Earlies and Mendels need a higher constant temperature than is possible in the average room.

The Single Earlies need an unvarying 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius), while the Double Earlies and Mendels need 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius). However, for early flowers the following varieties can be used:-

TRIUMPH
Attraction, Eros, Nissa, Rocket

PARROT
Red Champion

COTTAGE
Advance, Linolnshire, Inglescombe Yellow, Mrs John Scheepers, Princess Margaret Rose

These varieties will not succeed unless they are grown under comparitively cool conditions. It is most important to distinguish between true forcing and protected culivation; the latter is the condition under which plants are grown in the normal living-room. Unless high temperatures can be maintained in a living-room over some weeks it is not possible to force Tulips to very early flowering and it will generally be more worthwhile to select from the Early Singles, Early Doubles, Late Doubles, Mendels and Darwins, which can be successfully grown for later flowering. Suitable varieties are:

EARLY SINGLE
Brilliant Star, Couleur Cardinal, Fred Moore, Mon Tresor, Prince of Austria, Sunburst, Van Der Neer, White Sail.

EARLY DOUBLES
Couronne d'Or, Bonanza, Dante, Electra, Murillo, Orange Nassau, Tea Rose, Vuurbaak.

MENDELS
Brightling, Early Queen, Her Grace, John Gay, Krelage's Triumph, Piquante, Scarlet Admiral, Weber, Van der Eerden, Zenober.

TRIUMPH
Alberio, Baldoeng, Crater, Denbola, Edith Eddy, Elmus, Piccadilly, Red Giant, Ursa Minor, Wintergold.

DARWIN
Allbright, Aristocrat, Bartigon, Golden Age, Niphetos, Princess Elizabeth, Prunus, Queen of the Night, Rose Copland, Wm. Copland, Wm. Pitt

SPECIES
Fosteriana Red Emperor

Pot into a 6-inch (15 cms) pot from 5-6 bulbs at 2.5 inches (6.25 cms) deep, using the same potting mixture as for Narcissi:
"Plant them in either bulb fibre, John Innes compost or a mixture of 2 parts loam, 1 part leaf-mould, 1 part sand. To the last medium add 3 teaspoonfuls of medium bone-meal, or 2 teaspoonfuls of superphosphates to each 5 inch (12.5 cms) receptacle used. A non-porous vessel must be used when planting is done in bulb fibre. After planting give the compost a thorough soaking, preferably by standing the pot in a few inches of water until the surface of the fibre becomes moist throughout."

Keep them plunged for approximately 8 weeks, when growth should be almost 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) high. The time of potting should be in October and early November - the earlier the better.

Treatment after potting is the same as for Narcissi:-

"Water. From potting until the time when the foliage dies the fibre must be kept continually moist. Watering should be increased from the time that top growth starts. The miniature Narcissi need rather more water than the bigger varieties, at all times.

Fertilisers. Little fertiliser is needed if the initial dose of bone-meal is administered with the potting mixture. But from the emergence of the flower bud a complete fertiliser can be watered into the pots to ensure good-quality and robust flowers and to help build up the bulb.

Temperature. 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4.4 degrees Celsius) from potting time until rooted (approximately 6 weeks); 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) for leaf and stem growth; 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 degrees Celsius) for flower development. These temperatures are ideals and almost impossible to maintain over the time needed and under average house conditions. Nevertheless it is possible to get satisfactory results with conditions which come close to such ideals. When about 3 inches (7.5 cms) of leaf growth has been made they can be put in a sunny window at a temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 degrees Celsius)."

 

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Tulipa fosteriana 'Princeps' (Liliaceae) aken in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. By Magnus Manske via Wikimedia Commons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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