Links and
Reference Books
REFERENCE BOOKS

Below is a list of some useful reference books about bulbs.  Some of the books listed are out of print, so check
used book stores or search for them on the Internet.  A good botanical library should have most of them.

MONOGRAPHS :

Trilliums  by Frederick W. Case and Roberta Case.  Timber Press.  1997.

Alliums  by Dilys Davies.  Timber Press.  1992.

The Genus Arum  by Peter Boyce.  London: HMSO - A Kew Magazine Monograph.  1993.

The Gardener's Guide to Growing Fritillaries  by Pratt & Jefferson-Brown. Timber Press.  1997.

The Lachenalia Handbook  by G. D. Duncan.  Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens.  1988.

Gladiolus in Southern Africa  by Peter Goldblatt and John Manning. Fernwood Press.  1998.

Gladiolus in Tropical Africa  by Peter Goldblatt.  Timber Press.  1996.

The Genus Watsonia  by Peter Goldblatt.  Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens.  1989.

The Moraeas of Southern Africa  by Peter Goldblatt.  Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens.  1986.

Dieramas:  The Hairbells of Africa  by O. M. Hilliard and B. L. Burtt.  Acorn Books.  1991.

Cyclamen  by Christopher Grey-Wilson.  Timber Press.  1997.

The Genus Oxalis in South Africa  by T. M. Salter.  Cape Times Ltd.  1944.

GENERAL BOOKS :

Cape Bulbs  by Richard L. Doutt.  Timber Press.  1994.

The Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs by Manning, Goldblatt & Snijman.  Timber Press. 2002.

Bulbs  by John E. Bryan.  Timber Press.  2002.

Bulbs for Warm Climates by Thad M. Howard.  University of Texas Press.  2001.  

Bulbous Plants of Southern Africa  by Niel DuPlessis and Graham Duncan.  Tafelberg Publishers. 1989.

Best Bulbs for Temperate Climates  by Jack Hobbs and Terry Hatch.  Timber Press.  1994.

Spring and Winter Flowering Bulbs of the Cape  by Barbara Jeppe.  Oxford University Press.  1989.

Growing Bulbs  by Brian Mathew.  Timber Press.  1997.

Bulbs of North America   Jane McGary, ed.   Timber Press.  2001

Bulbs for the Rock Gardener  by Jack Elliott.  Timber Press.  1996.

Garden Bulbs for the South  by Scott Ogden.  Taylor Publishing Company.  1994.

The Jepson Manual - Higher Plants of California  Hickman, ed.  University of California Press. 1993.  

A California Flora  by Philip A. Munz.  University of California Press.  1959

Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses - Gardening with California Monocots, Nora Harlow and Kristin Jakob, eds.
University of California Press.  2003.
Calochortus vestae

Established in 1933, the International Bulb Society is the only international, non-profit, educational and
scientific organization devoted to the dissemination of information on the growing, conservation and
botany of all geophytic plants (commonly referred to as “bulbs”).
The International Bulb Society
The Pacific Bulb Society (PBS) was formed in the Spring of 2002 for the benefit of people who garden
with bulbs that will grow outdoors on the Pacific Rim; from Alaska to South America, and from Russia to
Australia.  This includes both cold-hardy and tender bulbs, and all the bulbs in between.

NCCPG National Plant Collections of Crocosmia with Chasmanthe and Tulbaghia.  A website dedicated to
the culture, photography, identification, research, promotion and conservation of Southern African bulbs
and their hybrids in England.  Its aim, to promote culture and provide information on growing a wide range
of South and Southern African bulbs, but also to highlight the work that is being done to bother conserve
and collect specific bulbous genera.
Pacific Bulb Society
The African Garden
Indigenous Bulb Association of South Africa
North American Rock Garden Society
Scottish Rock Garden Society Bulb Log
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John Lonsdale's Bulb Site
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