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Flowering Bulbs to Grow in your Rock Garden

These flowering bulb type plants are suitable for growing in your Rock Gardens
This group includes Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes

Common Name Botanical Name Height Plant Characteristics and Notes USDA
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Flowering Onion Allium species 1-6 ft. Flowering Onions are bulb type plants with green, grass-like foliage. They produce hollow, leafless stems that are topped with 1"-5" flower clusters that can contain as many as 100 tiny, star shaped flowers. vary This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
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Allium aflatunense
Crocus Crocus 3-6" Crocus need four weeks of winter's chilling (below 50°) in order to bloom in the spring. Crocus bulbs can be forced into bloom at any time of the year Hardy This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Some or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonous
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A photograph of Crocus is available
Cyclamen Cyclamen persicum 2-5" The most important criteria for success with growing a Cyclamen are cool temperatures, fresh air, and ample moisture. 6-7 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
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A photograph of Cyclamen persicum is available
Daffodil Narcissus 6-15" Daffodil bulbs need four to five weeks of winter's chilling (below 50°) in order to bloom in the spring. Daffodil bulbs can be forced into bloom at any time of the year Hardy This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the day This plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
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A photograph of Narcissus is available
Dutch Iris Iris reticulata 6-10" Dutch Iris should be grown in rich, well draining soil with 5-8 hours of sun each day. Dutch Iris bulbs can be forced into bloom at any time of the year with no chilling, should be fed every 2 weeks 3-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Hummingbird PlantNo Deer
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A photograph of Iris reticulata is available
Fairy LilyZephyranthes 5-8" The Fairy Lily is sometimes called a 'rain lily' because of its tendency in the wild to bloom after a rainfall. Fairy Lilies do very well growing in a planter in a sunny window, as long as it's kept semi cool. 8-11 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
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Freesia Freesia x hybrida 12-18" Freesias are tender, brightly flowered, easy to care for bulbs that can be grown in the garden, in planters, or as a house plant in a sunny, cool room. Their fragrant, 2" flowers open over a long blooming period, in sequence along arching, wirey stems. 9-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the day This plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
This can be grown as a House Plant
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A photograph a Freesia in bloom
Glory of the Snow Chionodoxa luciliae 4-6" Narrow green leaves; stalk of 10-12 loose, star shaped, bright blue flowers with white centers in early Spring 4-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the day This plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
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A photograph is available
Grape Hyacinth Muscari 5-8" Grape Hyacinths are small, long lived bulbs that look their best when planted in masses. They need twelve weeks of winter's chilling (below 50°) in order to bloom in the spring. Grape Hyacinth can be forced into bloom at any time of the year 3-9 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the day Once established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
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A photograph is available
Lily of the Field Sternbergia lutea 4" Winter Daffodil is neither a daffodil nor a crocus, however, it is in the amaryllis family.Plant in well-draining gravelly soil 9-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
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Orange Star Plant Ornithogalum dubium 12-18" The Orange Star Plant is a bulb type plant that produces upright clusters of fragrant 1-2" flowers in early summer. Can be grown in containers or as a House Plant 9-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Some or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonousHousePlant Icon
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A photograph of Ornithogalum dubium is available
Snowdrop Galanthus 4-12" Snowdrops are small winter flowering bulbs with stems of nodding white, petal-less flowers Hardy This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic wateringThis plant needs a thorough, deep weekly watering, Double icons require boggy or wet conditions
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Star of Bethlehem Ornithogalum arabicum 12-18" The Star of Bethlehem is a bulb type plant that produces upright clusters of fragrant 1-2" flowers in early summer. Can be grown in containers or as a House Plant 7-10 This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant requires or will tolerate shade during the heat of the dayOnce established this plant requires little or no supplemental wateringThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
Some or all parts of this plant may be toxic or poisonousHousePlant Icon
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A photograph of Ornithogalum arabicum is available
Tritonia Tritonia 12-18" Tritonias are corm growing plants from South Africa that produce pretty little six petaled flowers in late spring. They dislike wet environments. Hardy This plant grows best with full sun for most of the dayThis plant will tolerate some drought, but benefits from periodic watering
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