Blooms in early spring; needs some winter chill. Each stem is topped with a whorl of three leaves; a single three-petaled flower appears in the center of the whorl (sometimes on a stalk, sometimes virtually stalkless). Plant in shady, woodsy site. Left undisturbed, plants will gradually increase by rhizomes. Dies to ground in mid- to late summer.Trillium chloropetalum
Native to California.To 1–1 1/2 ft. high and 1 ft.wide, with 6-in.-long leaves mottledin maroon. Stalkless flowershave greenish white toyellowish petals about 2 1/2 in.long. T. c. giganteum has deepmaroon petals.Trillium grandiflorum
Native to the eastern United States. Grows to 1 1/2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, with stout stems and 2 1/2- to 6-in.-long leaves. Nearly stalkless flowers are nodding, to 3 in. across, white aging to rose. There are several choice double-flowered forms.Trillium ovatum
Western native. Resembles T. grandiflorum but has narrower petals; flowers are usually upright and are borne on stalks.
All squills have bell-shaped or starlike flowers that come on leafless stems that rise from modest clu...
To 4–10 in. high, 8 in. wide. Leaves similar to those of polyanthus primrose. Evergreen in milder clim...
Smaller than the species, this deciduous shrub grows 6–10 ft. high and a not quite as wide.&ndash