Bulbs, corms, tubers

PSS 123 Garden Flowers

Dr. Leonard Perry
Dept. Plant and Soil Science, 208 Hills
University of Vermont





Names are linked to plant descriptions,  indicate photos (about 50K),  indicate latin name pronunciations.

Plants are picked as best/most popular or seen in Northeast U.S. Selection will vary with region of the country. These plants will be included in the lecture exams and should be used for landscape plans. Names will not have to be memorized unless also covered in labs. Specific species or cultivars shown in photos are in ( ).



Common Name  Scientific Name
Begonia, tuberous Begonia x tuberhybrida
Canna Lily  Canna x generalis
Crocosmia Crocosmia 
Crocus, Dutch Crocus vernus
Daffodil Narcissus species 
Dahlia Dahlia pinnata hybrids
Crown Imperial, Chequered Lily  Fritillaria imperialis and meleagris
Gladiolus Gladiolus hybrids
Hyacinth Hyacinthus orientalis
Lily Lilium species and hybrids
Tulip Tulipa species and hybrids


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