Native to South Africa. Dense clumps of straight, narrow, evergreen leaves send up slim, 1–2-ft. stems topped by clusters of small, trumpet-shaped, pinkish lavender flowers. Suffer frost damage at 20° to 25°F/–7° to –4°C but recover quickly. Start plants from containers or divisions at any time (though early spring or early fall is best in hot-summer areas). Give well-drained, organically enriched soil. Divide clumps to increase plantings.Tulbaghia violacea
Bluish green, very narrow leaves. Clusters of 8 to 20 flowers; bloom is heaviest in spring and summer. Leaves and flower stems have onion or garlic odor if cut or crushed; leaves can be used in cooking.
From Japan. Dense, rounded growth to 6–15 ft. (rarely to 30 ft.) tall and wide. You can remove l...
Evergreen. Leaves are shorter and narrower than those of the more common A. praecox orientali...
From China. Though this loquat produces edible fruit, it’s most often used as an ornamental. Gro...