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New Iberia, LA (Zone 9a)
Jul 24, 2013 7:02 AM CST
|I'm in zone 9 in damp and humid New Iberia, LA and I'm thinking of planting some naturalizing bulbs in my lawn this fall. Anyone have a suggestion for something that will work with our mild winters? I was considering Puschkinia because it is very economical and I wouldn't be upset if it fails to return the following spring. Any other ideas?|
Jul 24, 2013 8:14 AM CST
New Iberia, LA (Zone 9a)
Jul 24, 2013 11:28 AM CST
|I have some Caladiums in my landscape now but only at the base of my oak trees. I'd think they'd look funny scattered throughout the lawn. |
I have transplanted our native Langlois violets to different areas of my yard but they only seem to thrive in shady areas. I was looking for something similar that I could scatter here and there in the full-sun parts of my lawn.
I was kinda going for something like this:
Jul 24, 2013 11:43 AM CST
|Daffodils do really well for us. The so-called "sweeties" are very popular for naturalized daffodils in East Texas.|
I think you should also look at the rain lilies (Zephyranthes). They can be planted in the lawn and they pop up and bloom quickly after a rain. They come in every color you could want.
Jul 24, 2013 12:05 PM CST
|Oh yes, rain lilies are great!!|
Jul 24, 2013 12:46 PM CST
|You have to be careful in selecting daffodils this far south. Here is a page with suggestions.|
Rain lilies or maybe Schoolhouse Lilies (Oxblood).
Jul 24, 2013 1:06 PM CST
|Also don't neglect the beautiful Red Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata) .|
Jul 24, 2013 8:25 PM CST
|Kandace, I have some seeds for rainlilys that I could share with you. I don't have a ton of seeds but I can share enough to get you started. The plants grow very quickly & set seed pods which have lots & lots of seeds which will volunteer or you can collect them & germinate & then plant the plants out. The plants themselves also multiply by bulbs. They do not take long to establish especially in your zone. You could have some pretties next year & by 3 years time they will be popping up all over the place. Treemail me if you're interested.|
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NW Illinois (Zone 5a)
Apr 12, 2014 7:27 PM CST
|When I lived in Broussard (having moved from the cold north) I was amazed that my neighbor grew 'paperwhites' - tazetta daffodils outside! I'd never seen them growing outdoors before and they were stunning naturalized in one of her flowerbeds.|
Apr 12, 2014 7:42 PM CST
|How about the lovely little Blue Eyed Grass - Not really a grass, just that the foliage is fine enough to look like grass. I think it is Sisyrinchium angustifolium? I got a gallon pot of them for $3.99 at Home Depot last week!|
"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Apr 12, 2014 9:07 PM CST
| Blue-eyed grass aka Sisyrinchium comes in white, yellow as well as blue. They are a joyful surprise in the spring.|
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"