Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials
From Asia Minor to central Siberia. Wiry, 12–16-in. stems rise from a clump of narrow gray-green leaves, bearing loose clusters of 1 1/2-in. flowers in late spring. Each blue-violet blossom has six narrow petals marked with a darker central line. Foliage dies down in summer, not to reappear until the following spring.
Has richer pink flowers and is considered hardier than the species.
Native to Asia, ranging from Iran to Japan. Rapid growth to 40 ft., with a canopy eventually spreading...
This evergreen shrub is more upright (to 10–12 ft. high and wide) than Elaeagnus pungens