– Plantain Lily.
Eighteen inches to two feet.
Flowers mauve or white, July and August.
Strong growing perennials, forming in summer
a tuft of more or less heart-shaped leaves, above
which rise spikes of small flowers somewhat resembling
hyacinth bellis. The best kinds are F. cordata,
F. grandiflora and F. undu lata in its forms argentea
and aurea, their foliage variegated respectively
with white and yellow. All the family thrive in
a moderately light soil, and seem little affected
by weather. The plants may be left undisturbed
for several years, and will form clumps a yard
across. Plant any time between October and February.