Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials
Tulips vary considerably. Some are stately and formal, others dainty and whimsical; a few look decidedly bizarre. Bloom comes at some time from March to May, depending on the type.
Use larger tulips in colonies or masses, in company with low, spring-blooming plants. Use smaller, shorter types for close-up viewing—in rock gardens, near paths, in raised beds, or in patio insets.
Tulips are superb container plants; unusual kinds such as Rembrandt and Parrot are especially suited to this use.
Nearly all hybrid tulips and most species (wild) tulips need six weeks of temperatures below 45°F/7°C to initiate flower formation, and they aren’t bothered by summer drought. In mild climates, provide the necessary chill by refrigerating bulbs for 6 weeks (not near ripening fruit) before planting; then treat the plants as annuals.Tulipa tarda
Each 3–5-in. stem has three to six upward-facing, starlike flowers with golden centers and white-tipped segments. Early midseason, and among the longest-flowering tulips. Often sold as T. dasystemon, a different species. Greenish-bronze leaves are succulent looking.
Eastern U.S. natives, black raspberries (Rubus occidentalis), also called b...
The plants described here are grown for their luscious fruit; for ornamental species, see Rubus
Purple raspberries are hybrids between black and red types, bearing clusters of white flowers in sprin...