Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials
From Europe. Easy-to-grow, permanent plants with strap-shaped leaves and nodding, bell-shaped white flowers with six green-tipped segments. Good naturalized under deciduous trees, in shrub borders or orchards, or on cool slopes. Plant in fall, setting bulbs 3–4 in. deep, 4 in. apart. Give some water during summer dormancy; Leucojum aestivum can get by without any if soil is shaded. Do not disturb clumps until they are really crowded.When this occurs, dig clumps after foliage dies down, then divide and replant immediately.Leucojum aestivum
Leaves 1 to 1 1/2 ft. long. Stems are 1 1/2 ft. tall, each carrying three to five, inch-long flowers. ‘Gravetye Giant’ is a bit taller and larger flowered than the pecies and bears as many as nine flowers per stem. Common name “summer snowflake” is misleading—in mild-winter areas, plants can bloom during the period from late fall through winter; in colder regions, blossoms appear in midspring.
European native for rock gardens or naturalizing. In bulb and leaf, resembles small hyacinth, but 10-i...
These heavy-stemmed lilies grow 3–5 ft. tall. They tolerate a little more heat and demand less w...
Native to eastern North America. To 1–1 1/2ft. tall, about 3 ft.wide. Most useful for shaded sit...