Achimenes grandiflora - Start the rhizomes indoors late winter to early spring in a
peat/sand mix, planted no more than 1/2" below the media surface. Water enough to keep
from drying out, then water more as shoots develop. Grow out of direct sunlight
location. Provide fertilizer regimen once growth becomes active. Bloom will occur
Alstroemeria - Plant rhizomes about 6" deep in full sun. Keep moist throughout the
growing season and fertilize regularly. If planting in pots, use at least a 3 gallon.
Amaryllis belladonna - In zones 9-10, may be grown in the ground in a sunny location.
Enrich the planting area with compost planting about 6" apart with top of the bulb about
1-2" deep. Treat like Hippeastrum if growing in pots.
Allium - Generally hardy in zones 4-10, these prefer rich, well drained soils
of water throughout the growing season. Plant 3-8" deep, depending on bulbs size.
xAmarcrinum - Treat like Crinum.
xAmarygia - Treat like Crinum.
Anemone - Generally hardy in zones 5-10, these don't need to be planted too deeply.
the colder zones, provide a mulch through the winter. Plant in full sun. Anemone blanda
blooms in the spring and A. coronaria blooms in the summer.
Arisaema - Plant tubers 4-6" below the soil line. They prefer an environment of filtered
shade and high organic content. Avoid watering after leaves have died back.
Arum - Hardy in zones 5-10, these prefer rich, moist soils in partial to full
no more than 4" deep. These will grow through the fall and winter, sending up a flower
spathe in the spring. Generally grown for the bright red berries that ripen in
Babiana stricta - Plant these corms about 2" deep in full sunlight. Blooms in summer.
Can be left in the ground in zones 6 & 7 if well mulched through the winter.
Canna - Plant rhizomes about 4" deep in a sunny, moist, humid location. Prefer long,
warm growing seasons, regularly fertilized and watered. Great potted plants, too.
Cardiocrinum giganteum - Plant in autumn or early spring very shallowly in an area
enriched with compost. Mulch heavily in winter. Blooms in summer.
Clivia - A tender plant, not tolerating freezing, is generally grown as a houseplant.
like higher nitrogen fertilization and very well drained soils. Keep watered
growing season and allow to remain dry through the winter months. The leaves will
remain rich green and work well as a winter time houseplant. Blooming occurs