Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials
From Brazil. Squat, full-foliaged plant to 1 ft. tall and wide. Broad, oval leaves reach 6 in. or longer, look like quilted green velvet. Blooms in summer, producing showy, velvety-sheened, ruffled bells to 4 in. wide in a cluster near the top of the plant. Colors include white, red, pink, blue, and light to dark shades of purple. Some flowers have dark dots or blotches, others contrasting bands at edges.
Water sparingly until first leaves appear, then increase watering as roots and leaves grow. Apply water to soil only, or pour it into a drip saucer to be absorbed through the pot’s drainage holes (pour off any water left unabsorbed after an hour).
From Mexico. Easy-to-grow, summer-fruiting tomato relative known botanically as Physalis ixocarpa
Thought to have originated in Africa. The principal types cultivated in the West are muskmelons (&ldqu...
Looking part dandelion and part carrot, this large (to 3 ft.), coarse, weedy-looking plant is grown fo...