from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of monocotyledonous plants, of the order trideæ and tribe Moræeæ.
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True, the clematis and the moonflower obstinately refuse to clothe your cot with beauty; the tigridia bulbs rot in the ground, and your beautiful collection of irises produces a pitiful pennyworth of bloom to an intolerable quantity of leaves.
Spring: To produce blooms from May through October, plant begonia, tigridia, eucomis, allium, amaryllis, gladiolus and oxalis as soon as the soil warms to about 60 degrees.