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).
Native to Texas. To 6–18 in. high, 10–12 in.wide,with erect, leafy stems more or less cove...
Grown as a shrub in zones 8, 9, 12–27, H1, and H2, and anywhere as an annual. The best-known flo...
Upright growth to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide, with solid deep red flowers.