|Firecracker Flower (Dichelostema ida-maia)|
In my garden, I've been able to grow Firecracker Flower, and it comes back reliably (though the one in the photo above is from a friend's garden).
|Triteleia (Queen Fabiola, I think)|
I've also been successful with Pretty Face (Triteleia ixoides). Considering my front garden is heavy clay and gets no summer water, I'm really very impressed how this bulb seems to multiply every winter. The groupings of maybe 10 plants are such an enjoyable sight!
Another very rewarding bulb has been the one-leaf onion (allium unifolium). Here, the leaves and buds start very early in the season, looking so promising form maybe a month. Then the plants unfold - and now that I have maybe 10 or 15 in each spot, it's really an impressive show. Even the dried out plants are attractive in a dried-flower-arrangement kind of way - I always wait until everything is truly dry, then I pick everything up and toss it in the compost.
|One-leaf Onion (Alium unifolium)|
|Elegant Clarkia (annual)|