Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials
Spring-flowering plants with dainty, nodding, lily-shaped blooms 1–1 1/2 in. across, on stems usually 1 ft. high or less. All have two (rarely three) broad, tongue-shaped basal leaves; these are mottled in many species. Set out in groups under deciduous trees, in rock gardens, beside pools or streams; give rich, porous soil. Plant bulbs in fall, as soon as you receive them; don’t let them dry out. Set 2–3 in. deep, 4–5 in. apart. Western species need no water during dormancy. Divide clumps infrequently—only when vigor and bloom quality decline.Erythronium dens-canis
From Europe. Leaves are mottled brown and white. Deep pink to purple flowers arise from 6–12-in. stems; varieties are also sold in white, pink, rose, and violet. Needs some shade during hot afternoon hours. Does well under deciduous trees.
From Europe. Leaves are mottled brown and white. Deep pink to purple flowers arise from 6–12-in....
From Greece, Asia Minor. Grows to 2–8 in. tall, blooming in early spring. Blooms a bit later tha...
Low-growing shade lovers with quiet charm. In many kinds, foliage is attractively dappled with gray or...