THESE NODDING BEAUTIES ARE erythronium tuolonmense ‘Applegate’ (according to plants.usa.gov see link at right) from Grandma T’s garden. They are native to California and she most likely obtained them from a friend. They colonize/naturalize very slowly. I planted about six or eight tubers in 2000 under leycesteria formosana. After blooming the foliage dies back by June and they go dormant until about February when the foliage begins to re-emerge.

Two photos today. I think white hyacinths are irresistible. They bring needed light in deep shady spots and seem perfectly happy with a little afternoon sun.  And they have a heady, sweet and spicy scent too. I have white hyacinths only; somehow they seem silly and gaudy in pink and blue.

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