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To Mitch in Red Oak:
Most of them, actually, will grow here in North Texas. (I live in Arlington.) Beware of spending too much on tulips, ranunculus, or anemones. They tend to bloom well for a year or two, then disappear. And pick early daffodils if possible, as the mid and late season varieties tend to feel the heat. We like Ice Follies, Thalia, Pheasant's Eye, King Alfred. Lots of others, though. Of the full-size hyacinths, the white and blue seem to do best here. Of crocuses, the miniatures tend to get lost in the grass. Of the big ones, we have had very good luck with the bright yellow and the blue. The yellow ones will form lasting clumps and even spread a bit in good spots. And as I've said in my earlier posting, try Leucojum, if you can find them. Wonderful white flower sprays with a touch of green on each bloom. Tough as nails and take virtually no care at all. And the orange spider lilies are a must -- seeing them magically spring up overnight after the first autumn rains restores ones faith in Texas gardening after our summer has almost extinguished it. Lycoris radiata is the Latin name; they are expensive, but easy to plant and take no care at all. Last a lifetime in a sheltered location with good drainage.