South African Bulbs 2017

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South African Bulbs 2017

Gloriosa superba is from South Africa right through to the tropics, I believe. In northern Australia it has actually become a weed as it spreads by seed and offsets. All parts of the plant are also poisonous!

Gloriosa superbaGloriosa superba

We grow it in pots to try to keep it drier during winter when it is dormant

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Eucomis vandermerwei is a dwarf  "Pineapple Lily" which started flowering in late January here. 

Eucomis vandermerweiEucomis vandermerwei

These pics are from early February

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Crossyne flava is flowering now,

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Not flamboyant but it can be impressive as the seedhead expands to the size of a soccer-ball,

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This Haemanthus barkerae was grown from seed from Silverhills Seeds received in May 2003 and planted out in a sand-bed in 2007

Haemanthus barkeraeHaemanthus barkerae

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Hesperantha oligantha

Hesperantha oliganthaHesperantha oligantha

Lapeirousia montana

Lapeirousia montanaLapeirousia montana

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Hesperantha latifolia

Hesperantha latifolia

Romulea hirta

Romulea hirta

Geissorhiza orinthogaloides

Geissorhiza ornithogaloides

More flowers on Lapeirousia montana

Lapeirousia montana

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Moraea macronyx originally grown from seed from Silverhill Seeds, RSA

Moraea macronyx - 2 types

Some have brown marks on the falls

Moraea macronyx -marked falls

A few have unmarked falls

Moraea macronyx - unmarked falls

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After all the pint-sized spring flowers so far here is one that stands over 2 feet tall:
Moraea marlothii, flowering for the first time today from seed from SIGNA sown on June 3rd 2012; first seedlings August 11th 2012.

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Some more from our garden:

A babiana has seeded itself at the base of the rock garden in the path!

Babiana in pathBabiana villosa?

Bulbinella trquetra is the smallest one we grow at less than 5 inches tall

Bulbinella triquetraBulbinella triquetra

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Thanks, Fermi,

I always enjoy seeing the bright colors in your garden at this time of year.  When I look out at my garden, I see lots of pink and white from colchicums.  The only bright color is from zauschnerias (epilobiums).

...Claire

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HI Claire,

glad you enjoy the flowers - we'll soon be into summer which is when everything tends to slow down because of the heat!

Here's another babiana, Babiana spathacea - in white and cream forms

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