Blooming during the rains of winter, glory-of-the-sun dazzles with long-lasting, charming, star-like flowers that are wither pure white, pale lilac or light pink. This summer (drought) dormant perennial from central Chile grows from a small bulb and naturally is found in sunny grasslands.
The mid- to late winter occurring, six-petaled flowers look like stars, sometimes with petals that are a bit shredded on their edges. They can range in color from all white to light pink or lavender. The thin,...
James H. Schutte
The elegant, white, nodding bell-flowers of these perennial bulbs mark both the beginning and the end of the gardening season. The most familiar – Leucojum vernum and L. aestivum – are cold-hardy, relatively large, early-season plants, with white, green-tipped, lantern-shaped flowers atop stout stems in late winter or spring. Native to moist, often shady habitats over much of Europe (with L. aestivum also occurring in western Asia), they have strap-shaped...
(Loddon Lily, Summer Snowflake)
The delicate flowers of summer snowflake will add elegance to early season borders. Native to Europe and western Asia, this hardy bulbous perennial plant is notable for its ease of growth and old fashioned charm.
The vigorous summer snowflake has long deep green strap-like leaves in a thick clump. In mid- or late-spring (or earlier in mild climates), knee-high, leafless stems bear up to eight white nodding flowers at their tips. The lantern-shaped flowers have six toothed green-tipped lobes....
International Flower Bulb Centre
(Gravetye Giant Summer Snowflake, Summer Snowflake)
The delicate flowers of summer snowflake will add elegance to early season borders. Native to Europe and western Asia, this hardy bulbous perennial plant is notable for its ease of growth and old fashioned charm. The cultivar 'Gravetye Giant' is a large-flowered, tall-stemmed selection.
This vigorous cultivar has long deep green strap-like leaves in a thick clump. In mid- or late-spring (or earlier in mild climates), thigh-high, leafless stems bear up to eight white nodding flowers at their tips....
Gerald L. Klingaman
Fall snowflake is grown for its late summer to fall display of petite white bell-shaped flowers on erect stems. A herbaceous perennial from the western Mediterranean, it grows from small bulbs that eventually form a clump. Some taxonomists place the fall-flowering leucojums in a separate genus, Acis.
The grass-like leaves of this hardy bulb break ground in fall and persist until spring. From late summer into fall, each bulb produces as many as four wiry, leafless, green to purple stems...
Spring snowflake is a hardy bulbous perennial that brings elegant bloom to the garden in late winter and early spring. The leaves are strap-like and glossy green. They arise from the bulb in an upright cluster along with leafless stems that bear one, sometimes two, pendent, lightly scented, lantern-shaped flowers with white petals tipped with a green spot. The variety carpathicum has yellow tips. This is a true spring ephemeral, meaning its leaves die back in late spring and do not return...
Diverse, and full of wonderful ornamentals, the genus Lilium is comprised of over 100 species and thousands of cultivars, most are herbaceous. These exist in north temperate regions around the globe and are commonly found in meadows, woodlands or mountainous areas.
All lilies are perennial and born from scaled bulbs that sometimes spread via underground stems. They all have large, showy flowers comprised of six petals/tepals, which are usually in shades of yellow, red, orange, white,...
Ko Klaver, Zabo Plant
(Asiatic Lily, Tango 4 You Lily)
The Tango Series comprises many large-flowered Asiatic lilies. These offer a hot new look to Asiatic hybrids with red, pink, orange, yellow, or white flowers that are liberally sprinkled with small dark maroon, red, burgundy or near black spots. Some cultivars have spots that appear to merge into a solid pattern. These summer bloomers are also forced for the potted and cut flower industries.
Asiatic lilies are probably the most common and easily grown type of hybrid lily. They typically bear...
Ednie Flower Bulb, Inc.
(Acapulco Oriental Lily, Oriental Lily)
The bold ‘Acapulco’ bears huge, fragrant, outward facing, rosy magenta blooms with tiny flecks of dark red and blushes of lighter pink. These trumpet-shaped flowers are borne in succession from mid- to late-summer on sturdy stems lined with lance-shaped green foliage.
Oriental lilies result from complex crosses of several Asian lily species. They are renowned for their large, flaring, bowl-shaped blooms. The blooms are often spotted, fragrant and have distinctive hairs at the base of the tepals....
Ko Klaver, Zabo Plant
(Advantage Asiatic Lily, Asiatic Lily)
The handsomely flowering LA Hybrid lily ‘Advantage’ has big upward-facing light orange flowers with hints of yellow. This tall, sturdy-stemmed selection produces loose clusters of trumpet-like blooms in midsummer.
LA Hybrid lilies are the result of crossing the many-colored Asiatic lilies with the larger, trumpet-flowering Easter lily, Lilium longiflorum. They typically bear clusters of wide-flaring and up-facing flowers atop strong stems that are particularly long-lasting as cutflowers....