Chionodoxa forbesii kye-oh-no-DOKS-uh, FORBZ-ee-eye is an early bloomer with a showy carpet of soft violet-blue flowers from the Asparagaceae family.Easily grown in full sun to partial shade, Chionodoxa forbesii comes from the mountainsides in southwestern Turkey.Commonly called glory-of-the-snow, it’s a relatively easy plant to cultivate and may come back year after year.
Erythronium Er-ih-THROH-nee-um is a genus of spring-flowering plants belonging to the Liliaceae family, closely linked to tulips.There are around 20 to 30 different species of this plant type, which are native to meadows and forests in the Northern Hemisphere’s temperate regions, particularly North America.
Bulbs have been popular for centuries. No longer are they used to fill flower beds. Today many are planted in containers.Lots of Spring color and easy care make bulbs universally popular. Just never allow the soil to get waterlogged.Basically, dig a hole two to three times deeper than the bulb and fill the hole with soil.
Ornithogalum or-ni-THOG-al-um is a genus of flowering perennials belonging to the Asparagaceae family and native to South Africa and Southern Mediterranean Europe.The botanical name of the genus is a combination of Greek words ornithos meaning bird and gala meaning milk.This is thought to reference the white color of the flowers.
Tricyrtis try-SER-tis is a shadow-loving plant from the Liliaceae family.The Greek name, Tricyrtis, means three-humped, referring to the 3 swollen nectaries under the tepals.These exotic-looking herbaceous perennials are celebrated for their stunning orchid-like flowers and showy tepals. The flowers remind me of the Arachnis orchids I grew 45 years ago.
The Blood Lily or African Blood Lily is part of the Scadoxus multiflorus, formerly Haemanthus multiflorus genus, a group of perennial bulbous plants which number about sixty.Blood Lilies in particular may be further divided into two classifications – the evergreen kind or the deciduous variety.Evergreen Blood Lilies are known for having relatively sizable, succulent leaves and the hardy aspect of thriving all year long.
Crinum asiaticum KRY-num a-see-AT-ee-kum is a tender perennial plant and member of the Amaryllidaceae family along with the other Crinum lily varieties.Native to India’s Indian Ocean islands, China, tropical Asia, Australia, and Pacific islands.Common names include:Asiatic Poison LilySeashore CrinumBawang HutanGiant CrinumSeashore LilyPoison BulbWhite CrinumSpider LilyBakungGrand CrinumGiant CrinumSome other Crinum species include:Crinum pedunculatum – Commonly known as swamp lily.
Crinum lily bulbs… they’re exotic, related to the Amaryllis plant, with exciting “bell-shaped” fragrant flowers, that come with a lovely sweet scent.Crinum Lily Plant FactsOrigin: South AfricaFamily: AmaryllidaceaeBotanical Name: CrinumCommon Name: None sometimes called “spider lily”Plant Type: perennial plant and sun-loving bulbSize: 24″ inches to 6′ feet tall and wideFlowers: large fragrant flowers in white to pink to wine-redBloom Time: late spring and summerHardiness: USDA hardiness zone 6b – 11 depending on the varietyExposure: Sun-loving plantsSoil: rich, moist soilWater: drought tolerant but do better well wateredFertilizer: balanced liquid fertilizer during growing seasonPropagation: division of side shootsPests & Problems: grasshoppers and aphidsFrom the Greek the name Crinum simply means “Lily.
For some color, texture, height and drama looking at adding some summer bulbs to your garden.Some can go in the ground, others need to be lifted and stored depending on location and others keeping them in pots or containers is a great way to “keep them.”Check out these summer-flowering bulbs to add some pizazz to your summer garden.