9100 Lycoris albiflora --- Each: $ 7.50
Creamy buds open to pale flowers tinted peach. Zone 7-10.
9115 Lycoris caldwellii --- Not available this year
This lovely Lycoris from China has flowers of palest yellow
9118 Lycoris chinensis --- Each: $18.00
A stunning Lycoris with huge butter yellow flowers.
9120 Lycoris haywardii ---------- Not available this year
Beautiful bright pink flowers, the petals tipped with blue. Japan.
9130 Lycoris houdyshellii ---- Each: $ 9.50
Creamy white flowers that sometimes have a rose flush to the petals.
9135 Lycoris longituba -- Not available this year
Beautiful waxy white flowers with a hint of pink.
9150 Lycoris radiata ---- Each: $ 5.50
Brilliant coral-red flowers, appearing in late summer. Zone 6-10.
9137 Lycoris sprengeri -- Not available this year
Rosy flowers with purple tips to the petals.
9155 Lycoris rosea ----- Each: $15.00
Frilly flowers that are a pure pink. Very rare.
9160 Lycoris sanguinea ---- Not available this year
Bright orange-red flowers appear in midsummer. Zone 8-10.
9170 Lycoris traubii ----- Not avialable this year
Large umbels of deep yellow flowers. Zone 7-10.
Bulbs From Other
Parts of the World
Say "Crocus" and everyone knows what you mean, since this lovely genus
encompasses species suitable for most climates, from those with the harshest
winters, to the mild regions of California. While the large flowered hybrids
offered by brokers of Dutch bulbs are well-known and generally available, the
less-common species, including those that bloom in the fall, are only available
from specialist nurseries. We are very pleased to start offering some of those
hard-to-find species, and hope to increase our selection as our stocks increase.
Please note: all of the species offered here are grown by us in northern
California, the Mediterranean species being adapted to our climate and needing
no winter chilling. Those species from colder regions are refrigerated by us at
the appropriate time. All of the species listed bloom in winter or spring, and all
require a dryish summer rest, making them more appropriate for the rock
garden. SHIPS AUGUST-NOVEMBER
For a posting on Crocus, see The Bulb Maven at
This genus of bulbs from the Western Mediterranean is characterized by
small plants with dangling bell shaped flowers and dainty thread-like leaves.
All can tolerate summer water if drainage is good, but they can also go
completely dry while dormant. They are delightful additions to the garden,
especially in the warmer parts of the U.S., and are excellent grown in a pot.
The species listed below are no longer included in the genus Leucojum, but
are more correctly named Acis. The old name is retained here for ease of
identification. SHIPS YEAR ROUND.
9000 Leucojum autumnale ----- Each: $ 3.50
Tiny white nodding bells, flushed with pink, on threadlike stems 4-8" tall,
blooming in the fall. The leaves appear after flowering and grow through the winter
From Portugal/Spain/Southern Europe. Zone 7-10.
9040 Leucojum roseum ---- Each: $ 6.00
The tiny pink bells look as though they are made of pink sugar.
Best in a pot. Corsica. Zone 7-10
A genus of spectacularly beautiful bulbs from Eastern Asia,
Lycoris are superb garden plants for the warmer areas of the
U.S., since they need a warm summer to flower reliably.
Their flowers are produced in the fall on sturdy 18" stems,
and are characterized by long protruding stamens, giving the
flowers a spidery appearance, hence their common name.
Zones 5-10. SHIPS YEAR ROUND
For a posting on Lycoris see:
9848 Crocus asumaniae -- Not available this year.
Showy styles and lovely tapered lilac petals on this autumn flowering
species from Turkey.
9815 Crocus corsicus ----- Not available
As the name indicates, this beautiful rock garden Crocus hails from
Corsica, and can tolerate milder winters, although it is said to be hardy to
Zone 6 or lower. The outer petals are pale yellow feathered purple, the
inside a beautiful rich purple.Flowers mid-winter. Honey scented.
9816 Crocus goulimyi ---- Each: $ 3.50
NEW - From southern Greece, this lovely Crocus blooms in the fall.
Prefers a dry summer rest.
9847 Crocus hadriaticus -- Not available this year.
Lovely pristine wite flowers with a golden throat on this Greek autumn
9841 Crocus malyi -- Not available yet
NEW -- Beautiful white spreading petals that set off the deep orange
9840 Crocus minimus ------Each: $ 3.00
From Sardinia and Corsica, this gorgeous crocus tolerates mild winters,
but canalso be grown to Zone 6.
9842 Crocus oretocreticus -- Each: $ 6.00
NEW -- A lovely autumn Crocus from Crete that is closely related to C.
cartwrightianus. Can do well in a sheltered position in the garden or in an
9845 Crocus pulchellus --- Each: $ 3.00
The color and form of this beautiful crocus is exceptional.
9844 Crocus thomasii -- Each: $ 5.00
NEW -- This autumn flowering Crocus has honey scented flowers.
Native to southern Italy and the former Yugoslavia.
9846 Crocus tournefortii -- Each: $ 5.00
NEW -- A beautiful Crocus from Crete and southern Greece with showy
of the World
Leucojum (Acis) Amaryllidaceae
Crocus angustifolium Bronze
Narcissus is an very large genus that comes from the Mediterranean region
(North Africa, Spain, Italy the Iberian peninsula) and also further north into
Europe. It must be the most beloved of bulbs, since they are found, under
the name of Daffodil, in virtually every garden, and the bulb industry is
dominated by hundreds of hubrids. The Narcissus grown at Telos are all
species, and are also all miniature ones. Mostly I have collected them for my
own pleasure, but I am now able to offer a few. The small species are
suitable for a rock garden, or are delightful grown in a pot. Most are hardy to
9904 Narcissus albidus -- Each: $ 6.50
NEW -- Lovely white hoops crinkled like a real petticoat.
9905 Narcissus albidus v. occidentalis -- Not available this year.
NEW -- To my untrained eye they are indistinguishable from N. albdius, with only subtle
9907 Narcissus cantabricus foliosus -- Each: $ 6.00
NEW -- Beautiful transluscent white hoops.
9910 Naricuss calcicola -- Not available
NEW -- So tiny, this little Narcissu looks like it would belong in a doll's house, the flowers
are only about 1/4" (6mm) across.
9906 Narcissus bulbocodium -- 3 for $ 7.50
NEW -- In many ways the most charming of the 'Hoop Petticoat' Narcissus, and certainly
one of the easiest. Bright yellow flowers like little crinolines. A pot full makes a lovely gift.
Seed grown, not the commercial strain.
9915 -- Narcissus bulbocodium ssp. praecox -- Not available this year
NEW -- Dainty hoops that are a pale lemon yellow. Very pretty.
9909 Narcissus fernandesii -- Each: $ 6.00
NEW - A great miniature Narcissus with bright little flowers on 20cm stems. Excellent for
9914 Narcissus jonquilla - Wild Form -- Each: $ 6.00
NEW -- A lovely little species native to Portugal and spain.
9911 -- Narcissus obesus -- Each: $ 5.00 / 3 for $12.00
NEW -- Very large petticoat flowers on short stems. The thready leaves are almost prostrate
9916 Narcissus romieuxii Julia Jane -- Each: $ 4.50
NEW - A lovely selection of N. romeuxii with pale primrose yellow hoops.
9912 Narcissu serotinus -- Each: $ 7.50
NEW -- From Spain, Morocco and Libya, a dainty species with white tepals. This little
species blooms in the fall, usually around September/October.