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By Pdb

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

I have made the fatal error..... Bought some bulbs from Southport Flower Show and didn't mark the brown bag what the bulbs were!!! Can anyone identify these pls. I know what the one with the long legs will look like in bloom (but can't remember the name). Thanks to anyone.




Can you remember if the long legged one looked like a foxes tail. It could be a foxtail lily bulb. They are yellow ,white, or orangy in flower. Middle one can't help. Right side possibly Cyclamen Coum. Tiny cyclamen with marbled leaves.

30 Aug, 2010


left one looks like a ranunculus as you can tell the size of the bulb. the one on the right an anemone[many different types though] or winter aconite. The middle could be anything snowdrop/erythronium etc. can you remember what sort of plant you bought?

30 Aug, 2010


Thank you. Yes they are the foxtail lily bulb. Can't wait for those to flower. And I think your right Seaburngirl with the Erythronium.

31 Aug, 2010


I tried growing foxtail lillies. They need to be shallow. With the root spread out. They need the sun on the roots. If they don't have these conditions they vanish or fail to flower. Some time ago,at Hyde Hall (RHS) they were allowed to seed among old shrub roses. They do still have foxtails there but not as much character as the old shrub bed.

31 Aug, 2010

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