Half a dozen species of bulbous perennials with narrow, gray-green basal leaves. Large, showy star- or cup-shaped blue, purple or white flowers growing loosely or densely on leafless stalks. Good for long-lasting cut flowers. Grow in containers or in a wild-flower meadow.
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Size: Height: 0 ft. to 3 ft.
Width: 0 ft. to 0 ft.
Plant Category: perennials,
Flower Characteristics: long lasting,
Flower Color: blues, purples, whites,
Bloomtime Range: Late Spring to Mid Summer
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 to 10
AHS Heat Zone: Not defined for this plant
Light Range: Part Shade to Sun
pH Range: Not defined for this plant
Soil Range: Loam to Loam
Water Range: Normal to Moist
ProblemsFungi : Leaf Spots
Leaf spots are caused by fungi or bacteria. Brown or black spots and patches may be either ragged or circular, with a water soaked or yellow-edged appearance. Insects, rain, dirty garden tools, or even people can help its spread.
Prevention and Control: Remove infected leaves when the plant is dry. Leaves that collect around the base of the plant should be raked up and disposed of. Avoid overhead irrigation if possible; water should be directed at soil level. For fungal leaf spots, use a recommended fungicide according to label directions.