Minor tender summer bulbs
Or borderline tender. IÂd like to know what is worth trying that I might have overlooked. I know that few if any will be hardy in my zone. So IÂm willing to dig up and store over winter, or buy new each year, if the impact is worth it. IÂd like it if someone could tell me which are worth it, and which are too hard, or require much jumping through hoops to ensure success. (Spring is busy enough without all that hopping around.)
So far IÂve done dahlias and tuberous begonias: so far, so good. Both are pretty easy, in my opinion, and the impact is a good return for the labor. Glads are ok. Did not bloom the last 2 years so IÂm going to give them a rest. Last year I tried callas. Those grew fine but were not impressive. I will try again with a different variety. Tried Crocosmia Lucifer. Some sprouted (maybe a third) but none bloomed.
I tried caladiums a few years ago: those were a bust. Used a heat mat and everything. One uninteresting one sprouted out of 50.
In the stores I see tuberoses, Ixia, De Caen Anemones, and Sparaxis. Those are just the ones that come to mind. I know nothing about those.
Go to it, enablers!