|Hippeastrum aulicum stenopetalum bloomed before Christmastime in December, 2000.|
|Haemanthus albiflos blooms at odd times but also blooms reliably in late autumn.|
|Cyclamen coum is supposed to be hardy here in zone 5, but mine bloom better in the greenhouse. These were in bloom for most of January|
|Lachenalia rubida is one of the first Lachenalias to bloom in autumn. Other species of Lachenalia bloom in an on-going sequence through winter into early spring, when the last species blooms before they all go dormant for the summer. Click the image at left to see a few more Lachenalia in bloom.|
|Ferraria crispa is a South African member of the iris family. Each 2-inch flower is open for just one day.|
|Allium neapolitanum is marginally hardy, but a pot of it in the greenhouse is very attractive and sure to bloom. The umbel is 2 to 3 inches across.|
Last updated 13 November 2003
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