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.
This is the common species. Smaller in all its parts than P. grandiflora, with leaves to 2 in...
Native Europe to central Asia. This weedy, rhizomatous plant is grown for its sweet-scented foliage (u...
Big, vigorous grower that may reach 20 ft. Substantial enough to use as a groundcover. Profuse pearly ...