Sources of Information


1,The Smaller Bulbs

By Brian Mathew

Published by B T Batsford Ltd 1987

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2, Bulbs: the bulbous plants of Europe and their allies.

By Greg-Wilson, Christopher; Mathew, Brian; Blamey, Majorie

Published by Collins, London 1981

3, Bulbs of the Eastern Mediterranean

By Oron Peri

Published by Alpine Garden Society, 2015

4, Growing Bulbs – The Complete Practical Guide

By Brian Mathew

Published by Timber Press, 1997

5, Buried Treasures

By Janis Ruksans

Published by Timber Press, 2007


1, The Scottish Rock Garden Club

The SRGC might be based in Scotland, but its members come from around the world and its message boards provide access to all sorts of helpful information.

Look out too for Ian Young’s bulb log diary.

2, The Plant List

3, World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

4, KAVB – Royal General Bulb Growers Association

Koninklijke Algemeene Vereniging voor Bloembollencultuur, translates to English as the Royal General Association for Bulb Culture. Known world-wide by the acronym of KAVB, it is a trade association for cultivated bulbs.

KAVB website has a useful search facility if you want details of a cultivar’s registration.

5, The Pacific Bulb Society

Information and images from their members from around the Pacific and beyond.

6, Greekflora

7, Flora of Greece Web

Vascular plants of Greece an annotated checklist.

8, Plants of Turkey

Lots of information and some helpful photos of plants in their native habitats.

Plants of Turkey


1, Paghat the Ratgirl

Slightly eccentric website containing lots of wonderful information written by folk who truly love their plants.

2, Muscari Pages, by Martin Philippo

Martin, a member of the Pacific Bulb Society, has gathered together all he has learnt about Muscari in his web pages.

3, Michael Camphausen

Beautiful images and plants for sale


Website of alpine plant enthusiasts Kirsten Andersen and Lars Hansen

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