Plant in the Spring for beautiful color later in the summer!
Bulbs– Mediterranean-climate bulbs are some of the very best low-water plants. If necessary, they can survive long periods with no water at all. However, as with all bulbs, good drainage is essential. Some of the best unthirsty plants with bulbous or bulb-like roots are bearded iris, narcissus, freesia, Amaryllis belladonna, African corn lily, Oxalis purpurera, Crinum, Homeria, Sparaxis, and one of the very best: Alstroemeria.