Robbins Farm Park Flower Bulb Plantings - Fall 2012

Blue of the Heavens

Allium azureum

Syn: A. caeruleum, Blue of the Heavens. Circa 1830, dense, 1 1/2" spheres of cornflower-blue florets with darker midveins. Bulb size: 4 cm/up. Blooms June. 24". HZ: 4-7.

Planting Instructions: 6-8" deep, 8-10" apart, in full to partial sun.

Camassia quamash

Camassia quamash

Syn: C. esculenta. Circa 1837, pale to deep lavender-blue. Bulb size: 6 cm/up. Blooms May/June. 15". HZ: 4-8.

Planting Instructions: 5" deep, 5" apart, in full to partial sun.

Camassia quamash Orion

Camassia quamash Orion

Syn: C. esculenta Orion. Deep violet-blue. Bulb size: 6 cm/up. Blooms May/June. 15". HZ: 4-8.

Planting Instructions: 5" deep, 5" apart, in full to partial sun.

Erythronium pagoda

Erythronium pagoda

Syn: The Dog-tooth Violet, the Trout Lily. Preferring rich, moist soil and light shade, this woodland gem has dainty, lily-like yellow flowers that resemble little upturned fairy caps atop slender stems over lush foliage. Plaint immediately upon receipt (they don't like to be out of the ground). Deer-proof. Bulb size: 10 cm/up. Blooms April/May. 12" to 14". HZ 4-8. Plant 4" deep and 6" apart.

Planting Instructions: 4" deep, 6" apart, in moist shade.

Narcissus Delibes

Narcissus Delibes

Long-lasting, award-winning Delibes has an overlapping, golden-yellow perianth and a shallow, bowl-shaped crown of lemon-yellow with a broad orange rim. Bulb size: 14/16 cm. Blooms April. 18" to 20". HZ: 3-7.

Planting Instructions: 6" deep, 6" apart, in full to partial sun.

Narcissus Sound

Narcissus Sound

Occasionally producing multiple stems per bulb, Sound has creamy-white petals and an golden-orange, disk-shaped cup with a darker, melon-orange, ruffled rim. A bit fragrant, Sound is outward facing and just glorious. Bulb size: 12/14 cm. Blooms April. 16" to 18". HZ: 3-7.

Planting Instructions: 6" deep, 6" apart, in full to partial sun.