En EspaŅol
Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Mr. Smarty Plants - Lilies with with wide lush foliage in Georgia

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions
Can't find the answer in our existing FAQs, submit a question to Mr. Smarty Plants.

Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.
 
rate this answer
Not Yet Rated

Sunday - July 01, 2012

From: Warwick, GA
Region: Southeast
Topic: Plant Lists
Title: Lilies with with wide lush foliage in Georgia
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

I love lilies of all kinds, but I particularly like lilies with wide lush foliage. An example would be Agapanthus foliage. What other lilies present that same attribute?

ANSWER:

Agapanthus sp., a South African native, do have beautiful flowers as well as lush foliage.  You can find lilies that are native to Georgia that also have lush wide foliage by doing a search in our Native Plant Database.  Scroll down the list and choose "Liliaceae (Lily Family)" from the Family slot.  When the list of more than 200 species appears, use the NARROW YOUR SEARCH option to limit the species by choosing "Georgia" from the Select State or Province option.   Here are a few from that list that have broader lush foliage:

Clintonia umbellulata (White clintonia)

Clintonia borealis (Bluebead)

Convallaria majuscula (American lily of the valley)

Crinum americanum (Crinum lily)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Maianthemum racemosum (Feathery false lily of the valley)

Polygonatum biflorum (Smooth solomon's seal)

Prosartes maculata (Nodding mandarin)

Uvularia grandiflora (Largeflower bellwort)

Uvularia perfoliata (Perfoliate bellwort)

Uvularia sessilifolia (Spreading bellwort)

You can also try the search above yourself to see more options. 

 

From the Image Gallery


White clintonia
Clintonia umbellulata

Bluebead
Clintonia borealis

American lily of the valley
Convallaria majuscula

American crinum lily
Crinum americanum

Canada mayflower
Maianthemum canadense

Feathery false lily of the valley
Maianthemum racemosum

Smooth solomon's seal
Polygonatum biflorum

Yellow mandarin
Prosartes maculata

Largeflower bellwort
Uvularia grandiflora

Perfoliate bellwort
Uvularia perfoliata

Spreading bellwort
Uvularia sessilifolia

More Plant Lists Questions

Landscape planning in Plano TX
February 23, 2012 - I am devouring everything on your website and am so grateful that you put your knowledge and experience out there for all of us. Thank you!! I am trying to make a landscape plan for our Plano, TX b...
view the full question and answer

Opinion of 5 best native garden plants in Oklahoma from Burneyville OK
September 07, 2013 - What would you say are the 3 to 5 BEST native garden plants for south central Oklahoma?
view the full question and answer

Native alternative for liriope
September 20, 2011 - I am looking for native alternatives to liriope for use in sun to part shade, moderate moisture planting beds. Would prefer evergreen options.
view the full question and answer

Winter plant for area with poor drainage.
December 07, 2007 - I have a 2 ft by 15 ft bed between the concrete patio and the pool that gets run off from the porch roof. I can't gutter the roof, so the bed can get very wet and stay that way for some time. It face...
view the full question and answer

Would like a "try instead of" list for non-native plants in Austin, TX.
June 19, 2012 - It would be so helpful if, when asked about a non-native plant, you would do a "try instead of" list. I have about 45 plants to reseach from my landscaping firm, and it's wearing me out to try to...
view the full question and answer

Smarty Plants's Facebook profile Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.

Mr. Smarty Plants wants you to be his Facebook friend. Click the Facebook icon to add yourself to Mr. Smarty Plants list of friends.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP
© 2014 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center