Ixia, also called Wand Flowers or African Corn Lilies, are colorful and exotic members of the Iris family. Since they love hot, dry climates, they will do very well in warmer areas like the southwest. They look best when planted in groups in borders or containers, and have a lovely, light fragrance.
These pretty flowers in blue, white or pink might look dainty, but they are the powerhouses of the flower bulb world. Incredibly tough, they naturalize very fast even in difficult sites, making them ideal to fill up empty spots in your garden. They also have a lovely fragrance and are very attractive to bees, butterflies and other important pollinators.
The Ornithogalum or Starflower blooms in clusters of tiny white flowers with contrasting black hearts. This flower bulb does especially well in warmer regions, where it requires almost no care at all. Ornithogalums are great for bouquets and vases, since once cut they can last up to a whopping 3 weeks.
These hardy and easy to grow flowers don’t actually grow from bulbs but from corms; sweet-potato like tubers. They’re also called firecracker flowers, because they resemble a beautiful firework of pink and burgundy bursting into the sky. Standing out among the more classic flower bulbs, this is a bloom that won’t be overlooked.