bulbs that last
As I looked at the 2 dozen blooming early crocus in my garden, I wondered what happened to the hundreds of others that I have planted over the 2 decades that I have partnered with this particular bit of earth. The squirrels, blight. House renovations took away a great glad patch that preceeded me.
But now I am tired of planting and replanting every few years. Sadly my wife loves tulips so I continue to plant, knowing full well that 1-2 years is the show. After a few years, the majority of the dafs I plant come up blind. Hyacinths peter out. Crocus disappear.
So what are the bulbs that last for 5 years or more?
In my shady yard filled with clay soil:
Ipheion--makes great bunches
glads---if situated in the sunny patches.
I am sure I am missing others.