Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials, Flowers
Spring-flowering plants with dainty, nodding, lily-shaped blooms 1–1 1/2 in. across, on stems usually 1 ft. high or less. All have two (rarely three) broad, tongue-shaped basal leaves; these are mottled in many species. Set out in groups under deciduous trees, in rock gardens, beside pools or streams; give rich, porous soil. Plant bulbs in fall, as soon as you receive them; don’t let them dry out. Set 2–3 in. deep, 4–5 in. apart. Western species need no water during dormancy. Divide clumps infrequently—only when vigor and bloom quality decline.Erythronium californicum
Native to Northern California. Dark green leaves are mottled with brown. Creamy white flowers with a yellowish green central ring are held on 6–10-in. stems. ‘White Beauty’ is vigorous, spreading readily by offsets; its flowers are white, with rusty orange marks at the base of each petal.
From China, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas; a worthy addition to woodland gardens. In spring, color...
Native to coastal California, southwest Oregon. Grows 2 ft. tall with 1 1/2-inch leaflets; 1/8-inch wh...
Native to stream banks and marshy places from Alaska south to Northern California; usually found in ar...