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Image of Allium triquetrum photo by: International Flower Bulb Centre

International Flower Bulb Centre

(Angled Onion, Three-cornered Leek)

The ancestor of the cultivated leek is a bulbous perennial native to southern Europe. Small umbels of white bell-shaped flowers with green stripes in the middle of the petals are borne in spring amid grassy leaves on stalks whose bases are sheathed by the withered remains of the long, strap-shaped leaves.

Plant the bulbs in full sun and fertile, well drained soil at a depth of two or three times their width. This ornamental onion is a natural for the herb or vegetable garden, but also works well...

Image of Allium unifolium photo by: International Flower Bulb Centre

International Flower Bulb Centre

(Oneleaf Garlic)

This ornamental onion, a bulbous perennial, is grown for its showy dense umbels of star-shaped lavender-pink flowers, which bloom in the late spring. Strappy, blue-green leaves wither before the flowers emerge. Alliums belong to the onion family and thus all have the familiar pungent fragrance when their leaves or stems are crushed. Allium unifolium is native to California, where it grows in full sun and well-draining, often sandy soil.

In the fall, plant this bulb two inches deep in well-drained...

Image of Allium ursinum photo by: International Flower Bulb Centre

International Flower Bulb Centre

(Bear Garlic)

Chinese chives, a bulbous perennial, are grown both for their umbels of star-shaped white flowers and their edible foliage. The flowers have a fragrance like violets and bloom from late summer to autumn. The flower stalks emerge from a basal clump of upright, grayish green, grassy leaves. Alliums belong to the onion family and thus all have the familiar pungent fragrance when their leaves or stems are crushed. This ornamental onion is native to Southeast Asia, where it grows in full sun and well-draining,...

Image of Allium vineale photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Wild Garlic)

This is an enormous and diverse plant genus. The onion family contains about 1250 species of herbaceous bulbous or rhizomatous plants that can be found across north temperate climates worldwide. All are perennials and cultivated forms are either grown for their ornamental flowers and foliage or as crops that yield edible greens and bulbs, such as onion, garlic, chive and leek. Species may be deciduous or evergreen and some are ephemeral.

Ornamental onions run the gamut from tiny groundcovers...

Image of Amaryllis belladonna photo by: Felder Rushing

Felder Rushing

(August Lily, Belladonna Lily, Naked Lady)

Bringing an exotic, naked-stemmed floral display to the doldrums of summer, belladonna lily's pink blossoms bring an air of spring. Not to be confused with the common florists' amaryllis, Hippeastrum, belladonna lily is a deciduous, perennial bulb native to South Africa. Clusters of large, showy, fragrant pink flowers bloom on tall sturdy stems in summer when the strap-like basal foliage is absent. The leaves appear in late fall or winter and persist into mid-spring. Forms and hybrids of...

Image of Amorphophallus bulbifer photo by: Grandiflora

Grandiflora

(Voodoo Lily)

A bizarre, summer-growing plant with malodorous flowers, this tuberous perennial is native from northern India eastward to Myanmar (Burma). Considered not as bad smelling as others, this species is among the most striking in bloom, with upright, pinkish spathes on mottled stalks in spring. A large compound leaf arises on a mottled stem in late spring and persists until fall, when it collapses almost literally overnight. In autumn, small bulbils which can grow into plants form on the leaf margins.

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Image of Amorphophallus konjac photo by: Felder Rushing

Felder Rushing

(Devil's Tongue, Elephant Yam, Konjac)

A bizarre, summer-growing plant with with a large smelly inflorescence and an immense, waxy and fleshy leaf and stalk, this tuberous perennial is native from China to Indonesia. The maroon, funnel-shaped spathe emerges in spring on a tall wrist-thick stem that bears snakeskin-like marbling. The spear-shaped purple spadix protrudes from the spathe. The highly dissected dark green leaf arises on a mottled stem after the flowers collapse.

Plant devil's tongue in a fertile, well drained soil in partial...

Image of Amorphophallus titanum photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Titan Arum)

This gigantic, summer-growing plant from Sumatra has perhaps the largest inflorescence and tuber in the plant kingdom. In late spring, if the female plant is old enough, a thick, tall flower stalk emerges and unfurls a multicolored spathe and spadix with a rotting, foetid stench. It is pollinated by flies and carrion beetles. In summer, an immense leaf stalk reaches skyward with a huge, umbrella-like leaf that is very lobed and attractive.

This singular plant needs a warm, alkaline, well drained...

Image of Anemone blanda photo by: Felder Rushing

Felder Rushing

(Grecian Windflower, Greek Thimbleweed)

Grecian windflower is a diminutive spring ephemeral from southeastern Europe. In early spring its cheerful, daisy-like flowers appear on compact stems above triads of ferny three-parted leaves. The solitary blooms open wide in bright sun to reveal a central eye of yellow stamens. A white halo may rim the flower's center. Soon after bloom, plants die back for the season. They are borne from underground tuberous rhizomes that spread to form clumps. The tubers are black and irregularly shaped.

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Grecian windflower is a diminutive spring ephemeral from southeastern Europe. The cultivar 'Alba' bears snowy flowers in early spring. Perched on compact stems above triads of ferny, three-parted leaves, the solitary, daisy-like blooms open wide in bright sun to reveal a boss of yellow anthers. Soon after bloom plants die back to black tuberous rhizomes that spread to form clumps. Self-sowing often occurs.

This wind-tolerant perennial is great for naturalizing in open woodland beds or sunny borders...