Just wondered if our season here is long enough for any of the fall blooming bulbs such as crocus, anemone, etc. Anyone grow these and how do you rate them; suggestions appreciated! Thanks.
I planted Colchicum 'The Giant' last year, it made the winter so I'm hoping to see it bloom this fall.
I'll take a photo if it does ;)
Ditto for me Debbie, I planted crocus zonatus last fall and they came through nicely...but we'll have to see if they bloom.
My MIL gave me some Colchicum a few years back and despite being planted in some really crappy Calgary soil without being mulched, they bloomed surprisingly well. As far as I remember they came up 3 years in a row, don't know how they're doing now. Even though you had to get down on your hands and knees to smell them, it was worth it!
I suspect Scilla numidica/scilliodes should do well for you. They bloom usually late August, with small pink-lavendar spikes. I can't tell the difference between them, except that numidica might be a little larger.
I still have enough seed of scillioides to give away from 2007 for two more people. Or you could remind me this fall around mid September for this year's crop.