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 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, grow 4 to 7 ft. tall.
From southern Europe. This kind, which is used mostly in garnishes, grows 6 to 12 in. tall and wide, a...
Weedy European native related to peas, beans, and clovers. Creeping roots and rhizomes make it a tenac...
Mediterranean native provides sure, easy color from late fall through spring in mild-winter areas, fro...