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Bulbs at Demonstration Garden

15 Oct 2020 1:00 AM | Brenda Peshak

Daffodils in the Bulb Bed at Demonstration GardenMany varieties of Daffodil can be found at Demonstration Garden in April and early May.

Planted initially in 2009, there are many bulbs at Demonstration Garden.  The bed was originally three separate areas of lilies, irises and mums.  The plants were marked, removed and replanted into one location.  The bed now features bulbs, tubers and corms proving a lovely display of blooms throughout the seasons.  

What’s a Tuber?

A tuber is a horizontal, underground storage organ made up of stem tissue. It contains eyes on the surface from which shoots may arise. A potato is an example of a tuber. Like bulbs and tubers, a rhizome is a storage organ. They are underground stems that grow horizontally. Buds sprout on top while roots grow beneath. A bearded iris is a plant which produces rhizomes. Corms are short, thickened, upright, underground stems in which carbohydrates are stored. Corms may function as a vegetative reproductive structure.  Crocus and gladiolas are examples of corms.

Bulbs at Demonstration Garden

Demonstration Garden bulb display features a wide variety of  bulbs, tubers, and corms:

  • Allium ‘Persian blue’
  • Cannas 
  • Daffodils (assorted varieties)
  • Dahlias
  • Daylily (mixed colors)
  • Elephant Ear
  • Iris (mixed varieties) – Bearded Iris ‘Burgundy Party‘ and ‘Batik’
  • Lilies: Day Lily, Surprise Lily, Casablanca and Oriental ‘Starfighter’
  • Spanish Bluebells
  • Starflowers (blue and white)

Gardening in the Zone: Spring Flowering Bulbs

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