Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials
All squills have bell-shaped or starlike flowers that come on leafless stems that rise from modest clumps of strap-shaped leaves.
Cold-hardy species look best when naturalized under deciduous trees; grow them in small patches or larger drifts.Scilla bifolia
Native to Europe, southwest Asia. Each 8-in. stem carries three to eight 1-in.-wide, star-shaped flowers in turquoise blue. White, pale purplish pink, and violet-blue varieties are available. Each bulb produces only two leaves.
Native to Japan, China, and Korea. Twines to 15–30 ft. Grows fast in mild regions, more slowly w...
Velvety crimson flowers. Leathery leaves on 10-ft. stems make this suitable as a flowering ground cove...
To 20–35 ft. tall, 25–40 ft. wide. Open branching, giving slight shade. Leaves to 15 in. l...