Gentlemen, thank you very much.
Not a big fan of most bulbs due to the short blooming period and the need to pull them from the ground every year. I used to grow tulips but the novelty soon wore off. Too formal-looking for my tastes as well.
Oh, and I am dealing with a very serious amaranth invasion so you may understand my reticence in planting anything that self-seeds readily.
I'll have to look up what's available: I understand we are now in full growing season but many cultivars seem to be pretty difficult to get. Far too many times I have gone to the trouble of ordering soething exotic and difficult to get only to get a plant that died in a matter of weeks so I'd like to start with the simple stuff first.