Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials
From mountains of South Africa. Tufts of narrow, 2–3-in. leaves are nearly obscured by masses of inch-wide, six-petaled flowers over a long spring-and-summer bloom period. Typical blossom colors range from pink shades to rosy red, but white varieties are available. Grows from a bulblike structure that is closest to a rhizome but also has characteristics of corm, tuber, and tuberous roots. Plant roots in early spring, setting them 1 in. deep and 3–5 in. apart in nonalkaline,well-drained soil; choose a location where winter moisture can be kept to minimum. Stop watering when foliage yellows in fall. Divide crowded plantings in early spring, just as growth begins. Good in rock gardens. Often grown in containers to accommodate need for dry winters.
Low growing, seldom more than 1 1/2 ft. high; spreads by underground runners to 8 ft. or more. Branche...
From Japan. This aggressively running bamboo grows to 4 ft. tall, with 1/2-in. stems. Green leaves hav...
This evergreen shrub is more upright (to 10–12 ft. high and wide) than Elaeagnus pungens