Amaryllis. This large bulb will come back year after year in the spring in zones 8b and 9. The Garden Club of Houston, Texas, sells an extensive variety which naturalize in that area. Amaryllis comes in a wide range of reds, oranges, pinks, whites, and stripes in these colors. Amaryllis is a popular gift at Christmas not just because of their colors, but because they force well and are so decora
Pink crinum lilies are in full bloom around Colonial Lake in the Historic District of Charleston by early June, 2021. These large lilies are in the amaryllis family.
Vitex, or the chaste tree, is also in full bloom around Colonial Lake in June. This small tree has intensely-colored blossoms in the blue-purple range and only grows to about 25 feet. Vitex 'pink pinnacle' has soft pale pink blossoms.