Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials
Native to China and Japan, these bulbous perennials have narrow, strap-shaped leaves in fall (in mild-winter regions) or in spring; they remain green until some point in summer, then die down completely. Leafless flower stalks emerge after the foliage disappears. In late summer or early fall, each stalk bears a cluster of blooms with narrow, pointed petal-like segments and—in some species—projecting, spidery looking stamens. Blossoms may be funnel shaped or have segments splayed outward or reflexed.Lycoris radiata
This is the best known and easiest-to-grow spider lily. Stems grow to 1 1/2 ft. tall and bear 1 1/2–2-in., coral red flowers with a golden sheen; stamens are very prominent.
From South Africa. Woody-based perennials that die to the ground in cold climates, remain shrubby in m...
All of these South African natives form fountainlike clumps of strap-shaped leaves that are evergreen ...
Native to western Asia and the eastern Mediterranean, Ficus carica is grown for its edible fr...