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...
Native to western Asia and the eastern Mediterranean, Ficus carica is grown for its edible fr...
All of these South African natives form fountainlike clumps of strap-shaped leaves that are evergreen ...