Bulbs and bulblike plants, Perennials, Flowers
Spring-flowering plants with dainty, nodding, lily-shaped blooms 1 to 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 to 3 in. deep, 4 to 5 in. apart. Western species need no water during dormancy. Divide clumps infrequently—only when vigor and bloom quality decline.Erythronium tuolumnense
Native to California. Robust plant with solidgreen leaves and 12–15-in.-tall stems. Golden yellow flowers are greenish yellow at base. ‘Kondo’ is an extra-vigorous selection.
Native to Cascades and Siskiyou Mountains. Woody-based growth to 4 in. high, 1 1/2 ft. wide, with trai...
Two useful cabbage relatives in this genus; both are ornamental, one is edible. They produce large, sm...
‘Emerald Avenue’is upright, heat-resistant;a fine street tree.