Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Summer Flowering Bulbs


Gardening + Bulbs, Corms and Rhizomes


Pineapple lily and Croscomia


Planted along the Water's Edge

Powdery alligator-flag (Thalia dealbata)

Thalia dealbata, also known as powdery thalia, water canna, powdery alligator-flag, is an aquatic plant from Mexico and several southern states of the United States. It grows to 6 ft (1.8 m), with small violet flowers on an 8 in (20 cm) panicle held above the foliage. Thalia dealbata adds a noticeable tropical touch to landscapes, ponds, swamps, and other wet places for its tropical-looking foliage, elaborate and pretty purple flowers and low maintenance. Thank you to Zac at The Pond Megastore for his identification.

Thalia belongs to the Order, Zingiberales along with the plants; bird-of-paradise, prayer plants, Cannas, bananas, plantains, ginger, turmeric, and cardamon.


The Italian arum, native to the Canary Islands, flowers in the spring but produces a colorful fruit for summer color.
Italian arum

The ginger is not in flower but the foliage adds tropical elements to the landscape.

Grassroots Horticulture