currently in Austin


Chris Wiesinger’s Plant List

Chris Wiesinger from The Southern Bulb Company selects drought-tough naturalizing spring, summer, and fall bulbs.

Find out more in his book, Heirloom Bulbs for Today, co-authored with Cherie Colburn. Published by Bright Sky Press. Illustrations by Loela Barry, JoLoe Art.

Fall bulbs

  • Oxblood lily
  • Lycoris radiata
  • Autumn crocus (Sternbergia lutea)

Spring bulbs

  • Paperwhite narcissus
  • Narcissus ‘Grand Primo’
  • Narcissus ‘Golden Dawn’
  • Texas tulip (Tulipa praecox)
  • Johnson’s amaryllis (Hippeastrum x johnsonii) late spring to early summer

Summer bulbs

  • Crinum ‘Ellen Bosanquet’
  • Crinum ‘Mrs. James Hendry’
  • (crinums like a high phosphorous-middle number-fertilizer)

Various seasons

  • Rain lilies



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