BULBS for Your Pleasure
not for Critters Stomachs
There are 3 “gastronomic” categories for the deer, squirrels and gophers. Understanding these categories will help you choose bulbs that will not be eaten and should provide beautiful blooms in your garden.
First are the “Critter Proof” bulbs which naturally contain a poison. The critters are smart and know to avoid eating these.
Second are “Critter Resistant” bulbs, those that are not high on the preferred list of eatables, perhaps because they taste bad. I’ve often wondered if these give the critters stomach aches.
Third are “Yummy” bulbs, great as appetizers, main dish or dessert, eg tulips.
FALL PLANTED BULBS
All Bulbs in the Amaryllidaceae family which include:
GALANTHUS or Snowdrop
STERNBERGIA or Autumn Daffodil
HIPPEASTRUM commonly known as Amaryllis
LEUCOJUM or Leucojum
Other great bulbs:
GLORIOSA SUPERBA or Glory lily
BELLADONNA commonly known as Naked Ladies
Critter Resistant Bulbs
ALLIUMS or ornamental onion
MUSCARI or Grape Hyacinth
IPHEION or Starflower
HYACINTHUS ORIENTALIS or Hyacinth
OXALIS or Shamrock or Wood Sorrel
HYACINTHOIDES or Bluebells or Wood Hyacinths
EREMURUS or Foxtail lily
SPRING PLANTED BULBS
CRINUM or Cape Coast lily or River lily
HYMENOCALLIS or Peruvian Daffodil or Ismene
SCADOXUS MULTIFLORUS or Blood lily
NERINE or Guernsey lily
SPREKELIA FORMOSISSIMA or Aztec lily
ZEPHYRANTHES or Rain lily
CONVALLARIA or Lily of the Valley
CROCOSMIA or Montbretia or Sword Lily
EUCOMIS or Pineapple Lily
LIATRIS or Blazing Star or Gay Feather
ZANTEDESCHIA or Calla Lily or Arum Lily
I love to offer information about Bulbs. Additionally I do custom orders. If you have questions or comments, let’s talk.
Savita Wilder 707 527-8653 firstname.lastname@example.org