Telos Rare Bulbs is a small privately-owned nursery.
Our specialty is in rare or hard-to-find bulbs that are
not available elsewhere. Our goal is to offer as wide a
range as possible of rare and unusual selections.
Because of the wide variety we grow, and the difficulty
of obtaining seed, many of the species offered are
available in very limited quantities.
Most of the species in our collection are grown from
seed. Rare or endangered species are grown exclusively
from seed obtained from plants in cultivation, always
from legitimate sources. Seed-grown bulbs are
preferable to vegetatively produced bulbs, since the
bulbs produced from seed are variable genetically, and
are free of virus.
Members of the Family Amaryllidaceae are shipped
with their roots on. For a posting on this subject see:
www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com under Roots.
Most of the bulbs offered are mature, but since it can sometimes take many years for large bulbs to reach
flowering size, some are offered as immature bulbs. We do not sell ANY wild-collected bulbs, and do not
condone harvesting bulbs from the wild.
If you have bought from us before, you may notice that some bulbs that were listed last year are not in this
year¹s catalogue. Some of the species we sell are taking a year or two off so that their numbers can once again
build up. They have not necessarily been discontinued. If you are looking for a bulb that was previously
listed, be patient! It will very likely be back in a future catalogue.
Our bulbs are guaranteed healthy when they are shipped from our nursery.
However, because of different growing conditions we cannot extend this guarantee beyond that. If you have a
problem with the bulbs you receive from us, please let us know and we will make every effort to correct it.
Because of our small size we are unable to receive visitors to our nursery.
We will try to respond to e-mail inquiries, but during the busy shipping season there might be a delay, so
please be patient!
Telos Rare Bulbs has a blog! For discussions on growing bulbs, germinating seeds, and
postings on specific genera, go to: www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com
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