Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials
From Brazil. Squat, full-foliaged plant to 1 ft. high 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 cluster near top of 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 drip saucer to be absorbed through the pot’s drainage holes (pour off any water left unabsorbed after an hour).
The true species grows to 1 1/2 ft. high and 1 ft. wide, but plants sold under this name are usually m...
Flowers are bright orange-scarlet.
This Mexican native related to California poppy (Eschscholzia) is a bushy, open grower to 2&n...