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Short stem with fleshy leaves that acts as food storage during a plant's dormant period.

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What is this white, 6 petaled, spike flower?

I found this while hiking a trail passing through an old homestead near Hillsborough, NC. It was abundant in a wooded area. It blooms in April. It is about ten inches tall with a spike flower, grassy ...
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What has happened to the diversity of my Oxalis bulbs?

Last year, I purchased potted oxalis bulbs. EDIT: Added picture of all cultivars I had five cultivars total: Three with small green leaves, one with large green leaves, and one with large purple ...
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Can I let my florist cyclamen go dormant in a hot Mediterranean climate?

I had them in the past. Not for the time being. While cyclamens go dormant throughout the summer, florist cyclamens seem unpredictable. I live in a warm Mediterranean climate, zone 11. Temperatures ...
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What is this plant growing behind daylilies?

Can anyone identify this bulb plant? Upstate NY
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Long-necked Zephyranthes bulb: How does that happen?

That week I received my long-anticipated shipment of Zephyranthes and Habranthus bulbs. The picture below is that of Zephyranthes drummondii. All bulbs were purchased while dormant and without soil. ...
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Replanting daffodil - couldn't find bulb

This morning I replanted a stray daffodil (hasn't bloomed yet) that had grown just outside of our garden bed in our lawn. I noticed after digging a deep hole and lifting out the daffodil that there ...
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Grass in my bulb garden

Every year I weed around my bulbs which is full of grass, dandelions & thistle. By the time I get done weeding it all, it’s time to start weeding all over again & my back can’t take it anymore....
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Can I cross Amaryllis Belladonna and Hippeastrum?

After searching on the web, I realized that Commenters often use "Amaryllis" and "Hippeastrum" interchangeably, and it's inconclusive whether they meant Amaryllis or Hippeastrum ...
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How to take care of non-white easter lilly cultivars?

Back a few years ago, new cultivars of Easter Lillies have entered the market. The climate I have is ideal for bulbs. I live in a Mediterranean climate, with temperatures above freezing, allowing the ...
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Using mulch over cyclamen bulbs

I intend to plant cyclamen coum bulbs this fall. My plan is to lay hardware cloth over the bulbs to protect them from squirrels, and cover that with mulch. Cyclamen coum are very sensitive to planting ...
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Internet says to plant bulbs 3 or 5 times (depending on the bulb) its own depth. What if you're planting in clay soil?

Does the planting depth change when it comes to soil that's more clay then the loamy soil you get at the nurseries? Since clay soil is heavier and has the ability to retain moisture, would it restrict ...
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Are these Crinum bulbs?

A large cluster of leaves, several feet in diameter and almost as high as it is wide, grows in a public garden near my house. It has flowered in mid to late summer. I managed to identify the plant ...
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Can I overwinter this Alocasia bulb

From the moment I saw this club-shaped thing sticking out from the topsoil, I knew it was a bulb or a corm. This one accidentally broke-off, but luckily I have at-least one more around the plant which ...