Tennessee Gardening forum: Mystery bulbs

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Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Mar 12, 2010 9:09 PM CST
Okay I have some bulbs I can't id. I know they're not tulips or daffodils.
They appear to have been planted by the previous (and now deceased) owners. They appear in large clusters in flower beds and have spread into the lawn near the beds. Leaves are about 6" long now and as thick as a middle finger in width. Tops are rounded. No sign yet of flowers. Darker green than daffs or tulips too. Clumps are very tightly crowded so suspect I will need to thin them out after they bloom. No they aren't daylilies or lilies either (someone thought this might be what they were)

Any candidates?

MollyD
RainDog Farm,Columbia,Tn
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Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
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knoxred
Mar 12, 2010 9:09 PM CST
The timing, and the fact that they are thick leaves makes me think hyacinths.
Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Mar 12, 2010 9:09 PM CST
maybe but not like the ones I've had before. Will have to wait and see I guess. Could be a variety I've never seen up north??

MollyD
RainDog Farm,Columbia,Tn
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Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
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knoxred
Mar 12, 2010 9:09 PM CST
Look at the foliage on this picture. Hyacinths are different from grape hyacinths, wood hyacinths, water hyacinths, and purple hyacinth beans. Sheesh, you think they'd have picked different common names for all these things.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://hayefield.file...

Scroll down and click on the image for Hyacinthus ‘Blue Jacket’ (hyacinth) .
Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Mar 12, 2010 9:09 PM CST
Could be! Can't wait to see if it is and what colors are there. I need to move the ones that have seeded into the lawn. Best time for this? I've been assuming after they bloom.

Thanks!
MollyD
RainDog Farm,Columbia,Tn
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Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
Charter ATP Member Region: Tennessee Region: Georgia Garden Art Cat Lover Butterflies
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knoxred
Mar 12, 2010 9:09 PM CST
yup, sounds like a plan!
Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Mar 12, 2010 9:09 PM CST
I've got more unknowns but I think those will really need pictures.

Thanks!
MollyD
RainDog Farm,Columbia,Tn
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Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Nov 20, 2011 3:22 PM CST
OK, so what were they? LOL!
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