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: Bulbs and tuberous-rooted plants; their history, description, methods of propagation and complete directions for their successful culture in the garden, dwelling and greenhouse
: Allen, Charles Linnaeus, 1828-1909
: Bulbs (Plants)
: New York, Orange Judd company
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e to six inches deep. Flowerscup-shaped, of a bright crimson color, with green spotson each petal. Keep perfectly dry during winter. S. i. fulvum.—A more delicate variety, with lightorange flowers. It succeeds best in the open border,and the bulbs are stored like the Gladiolus during win-ter (Page 115). STERNBERGIA. See Page 22. STRUMARIA. A small genus of Cape bulbs allied to Nerine (Page21), and requiring to be grown in the same manner. Theflowers are red, white or pink. They are of dwarf habit,and thrive with ordinary greenhouse treatment. TIGRIDIA. Tiger Floiver or Tiger Iris. These singular Mexican bulbs have no equal for gar-den display, when we consider their ease of culture, thelength of time they are in flower, their magnificent col-ors and singular forms. Their remarkable flowers areof but short duration, never lasting more than a day,but are produced in such successive abundance as tocompensate for this defect; one plant will continue 2H6 BULBS AND TUBEROUS-BOOTED PLANTS.
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TIGRTDTA FLOWER. TIGRIDIA. flowering for two or three months, and during the wholeof that time will make a splendid display in the garden. Eor the best effect the Tigridia should be planted inbeds, the rows to be one foot apart, and the bulbs sixinches apart in the rows, the different varieties in thesame bed and the colors in alternate rows. They arenot particular as to soil, preferring a light, rich one, butwill thrive in any if they have the same attention that isgiven other summer-flowering bulbs or bedding plants.They should be planted as soon as gardening operationscommence. After the first hard frost, the bulbs shouldbe taken up and tied in bunches, with the tops left on,and hung up in a cellar or dry room free from frost. Ina damp cellar the bulbs will be liable to rot. The mainobject, in hanging them up, is to protect them againstthe mice, which are particularly fond of them. It wouldanswer just as well to cut the tops close to the bulbs andkeep them in ventilated boxes, if s
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