Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials
A large and remarkably diverse group of 200 to 300 species, varying in flower color and form, cultural needs, and blooming periods (although the majority flower in spring or early summer). Leaves are swordlike or grasslike. Flowers (fragrant, in many kinds) are showy and complex in structure.Iris pseudacorus
Native to Western Europe and North Africa, but naturalized in eastern North America and the Pacific Northwest. Seeds float, aiding in the plant’s dispersal. This iris grows at the water’s edge, and makes an impressive foliage plant; under the best conditions, its upright leaves may reach 5 ft. tall. Flower stems produce yellow irises and grow 4–7 ft. tall.
Coarse, sturdy plants grown for their familiar, colorful blooms in summer and fall. Most are prim...
Low-growing, fleshy plants. One is called a weed but can be used in cooking and salads. The others are...
Biennial grown as an annual. East Asian native reaching 1 1/2–2 ft. tall and 1 ft. wide. Lance-s...