The start of someting new: Rare bulbs and lilies
Having grown clivias for more than 20 years, we have always had an interest in rare and unusual bulbs. We have collected and grown several varieties over the years.
Recently we were privileged to obtain a large piece of land where we can really concentrate more on cultivating and multiplying these stocks.
We will be offering these rare bulbs and lilies as they become available, via our online shop on our website as well as on our facebook page shop.
We hope to offer many unusual varieties to customers in the future.
Please check the Plant and Seed Sales section for the latest lists as well as our online shop for availability in the near future.
Here is our latest Catalogue:
Future release: Agapanthus Bi colour
(bi-coloured flowers in white tinged with blue at their bases)
Not only are agapanthus waterwise and resilient, they're now available in exciting new colours and varieties.
Zantedeschia pentlandii "Yellow arums"
(Available from August 2018)
Summer-growing, winter-dormant; excellent cut flower
Tubers should be planted in winter or early spring, about 15cm apart and 5cm deep. Arums enjoy rich soil, and prefer full sun, but can be grown in partial shade.
Once arums have been planted, the tubers are best left undisturbed for many years.
Sandersonia aurantiaca , Common Name: Christmas bells
(Available September 2018)
Twin-jointed, fleshy corm; deciduous; summer-growing, winter-dormant. Very hardy, Position: Semi shade, Water wise: Deciduous, Growth Rate: Moderate, Flowering Time: All year
Gloriosa Superba "Fire Lilies"
(Available from October 2018)
Did you know: The name Gloriosa means 'full of glory' and the specific epithet superba means 'superb', alluding to the striking red and yellow flowers
Eucharis lilies, "Amazon Lilies" available soon....
Amazon Lily - Eucharis grandiflora, native to Central and South America. Amazon lily flower resemble daffodil flowers and are sweetly scented, and borne in groups of four.
New miniature Alstroemeria (Inca lily) varieties available in the coming season.
The popular Alstroemeria Inticancha series has a compact mounding habit and strong heat tolerance. With abundant flowering, these plants are perfect for patio containers or gardens. Cold and frost hardy.
Perennial plant which flowers all year. Grows in full sun.
We will have some of the rare yellow Sterlitzias available soon.
We will be offering 2,5 year old plants at about 90cm in height.
Flowering season: Spring, Early Summer, Winter
Grows in full sun, easy to care for. Indigenous to South Africa.
Veltheimia bracteata is a beautiful deciduous bulb that is indigenous to South Africa. It has a moderate to fast growth rate.
The inflorescence is a dense raceme of tubular flowers carried on a long stalk, reaching a height of up to 600 mm in late winter and spring.
The flowers are normally pink but the rare lemon yellow is also sometimes available. Best suited to shade or semi shade areas.
Most Haemanthus are deciduous, but just three species (H. albiflos , H. deformis and H. pauculifolius) are evergreen.
Haemanthus flowers appear in shades of red to pink or rarely white.
Haemanthus are best grown in a rockery or as container plants, in full sun or partial shade. H. albiflos, an evergreen plant suited to shady conditions, is probably the most widely cultivated species.
Hymenocallis (white spider lilies)
Spider lilies are an easy-to-grow moisture-lover for your garden. White Spider lily bulbs are tough and low maintenance making them perfect for any garden.
Spider lilies are striking accent plants in a mixed border. They are also very much at home as pot plants on patios.Grows in partial shade or dappled light.
True bulb; deciduous; summer-growing, winter-dormant.
Nerines are indigenous South African bulbs which are summer-growing and flowers in late summer on tall stems. It tolerates light frost in winter.
Nerines are ideally planted in a rock garden or in a herbaceous border. Nerines grown in pots can be planted closely together. Although Nerines will tolerate poor soils, they will grow and flower better in a composted, friable soil. They prefer a lightly shaded position, but will grow in full sun.
Available from September 2018
A large variety will be available from September 2018
Louisiana irises grow throughout South Africa, but do best in Summer rainfall regions. They like to stand in water, can be grown in flowerbeds with a good mulch and plenty of water to keep their roots moist. Unlike bearded irises, their rhizomes must be covered by at least 300mm of soil. They are Winter growing and Spring flowering, with peak flowering time in October.