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Perennial Flowering Plants in Mississippi

Selected Hardy Bulbs for Mississippi Gardens

Note: These are commonly grown, though they may not be readily available through local garden supply stores. They are available through mail order companies. Many may be found in old gardens and with permission from the owners, can be propagated. Divide bulbs when they are not actively growing. Latin names followed by sp. indicate many different species are available.

Allium (chives, garlic chives) Allium schoenoprasum
Amaryllis (hardy red) Amaryllis belladonna
Calla Lily Zantedeschia aethiopica
('Lucifer', and the orange montbretia)
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Dutch Iris Iris xiphium
Hyacinth Hyacinthus orientalis
(native white spider lily)
Hymenocallis occidentalis
Jacob's Ladder (hardy gladiolus) Gladiolus byzantinus
Ipheion (starflower) Ipheion uniflorum
Leucojum (summer snowflake)

(garden lily; tiger, Madonna, regal, Easter, etc)

Lilium sp.

Lycoris Radiata (red spider lily) Lycoris radiata
L. squamigera (naked ladies) Lycoris squamigera
Milk and Wine Lily Crinum latifolium
Muscari (grape hyacinth)  
Narcissus (daffodil)* Narcissus sp.*
Oxalis (pink woods sorrel) Oxalis adenophylla
Painted Arum Arum italicum
Spanish Squill (woods hyacinth) Scilla hispanica
Star of Bethlehem Ornithogalum nutans
Sternbergia (Autumn crocus) Sternbertia lutea
Society Garlic Tulbaghia violacea
Rain Lily, Atamasco Lily Zephyranthes sp.


*Several distinct groups have different flower forms; recommended hardy cultivars include 'Ice Follies', 'Carlton', 'Mt. Hood', 'Tete a Tete', 'Minnow', 'Cheerfulness', 'Paperwhite', 'Thalia', 'Fortune', 'Unsurpassable', 'Jonquilla'.