C O N T E N T S
One. The Basic Botany of Bulbs 1
Two. Bulbs: What They Are and Where They Come From 11
Three. Gardening with Bulbs 21
Four. The Cultivation of Bulbs 33
Five. Pests and Diseases 51
Six. Lessons Learned, Experience Gained 57
Seven. Alphabetical Listing of Genera 61
Eight. Sources 219
Nine. The USDA Plant Hardiness Map of the United States 250
In parts of the world with Mediterranean climates, Zantedeschia aethiopica has escaped from gardens and established itself in the
countryside, thriving with no care.
Photographed at the Cape of Good Hope. Frequently this species' name is given to the common Agapanthus, correctly called Agapanthus
praecox ssp, orientalis It is a much larger plant. Agapanthus are popular in California, being easy to grow, drought resistant and trouble free.