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Spring Flowering Bulbs

The Watsonia listed are definitely non-invasive and are not weeds.
They are best grown in the garden in an open sunny position and left alone to grow into a large clump.
When the foliage begins to die back cut it off at ground level 
with an old timber saw and burn the debris.

WATSONIA aletroides:

A rather attractive unusual species Watsonia, with orange-red  heath-like tubular flowers on 45cm stems. The opening of the flowers are white tipped. A Honey Eaters delight.

$4.00 each
3 for $9.00

WATSONIA aletroides “Marjorie Elizabeth”:

A seedling from W.
aletroides var rosea with deep hot pink tubular shaped pendulous florets. Height 60cm. Attracts Honey Eaters into the garden.
$2.50 each
3 for $6.00
Small Corms
20 for $18.00
WATSONIA aletroides var rosea.

Pendulous rose coloured flowers height 55cm.  Eventually forms an attractive clump.
Attract Honey Eaters into the garden.

$2.50 each
3 for $6.00

Small Corms
20 for $18.00

WATSONIA borbonica subs ardernei 'Alba Blush'

White bugle like flowers witha soft pink blush.

$2.95 each

3 for $7.50
Small Corms
10 for $11.00

WATSONIA borbonica subs ardernei ‘Auntie Millie’:

After the form of Watsonia Gertrude Mildred but with soft mauve bluey-pink, bugle shaped flowers on 120cm stems.

$2.95 each
3 for $7.50

WATSONIA borbonica subs ardernei ‘Gertrude Mildred’:

Soft pink bugle shaped flowers on 120cm stems.

$2.75 each

3 for $7.50
Small Corms 20 for $22.00

WATSONIA borbonica subs ardernei  'Deep Mauve':

Mauve bugle shaped flowers on 90cm stems.

$2.50 each
3 for $6.00

WATSONIA ‘Curley Sue’: A Watsonia with a difference. Instead of an upright flower stem, the stem arches around with a loop of deep mauve flowers. 75cm.

$3.00 each
3 for $8.50
Small Corms 20 for $22.00

& their relatives

BRIMEURA amethystina: An exquisite little species from the Pyrenees which is a more petite refined version of the Spanish blue bell bearing racemes of mid blue flowers in late spring. Is not a weed. 10-15cm stem.

4 for $7.00

SCILLA harrisianna: A large variety which has huge conical heads of blue grey florets on a 35cm stem.

$3.95 each
3 for $9.00

SCILLA hohenackeri

This bulb is vigorous and hardy but definitely not a weed. The flowers are a deep blue. the petals are well reflexed revealing the long stamens with deep blue pollen boats. Makes a lovely show in a
pot or bowl. 15cm.
$2.50 each
5 for $10.00

SCILLA italica:

Commonly known as the Italian Bluebell. Similar to, but larger than larger than S. ramburii, with broader longer foliage and taller 20cm flower  stems.

  5 for $6.00
 10 for $10.00
SCILLA litardierei (syn with Scilla pratensis):

Sky blue flowers in mid spring. 15-20cm.

  5 for $5.00

SCILLA monophyllos: Blue flowers on 10 cm stems. Foliage is broad leafed and usually has one leaf per bulb.

3 for $6.00

SCILLA ramburii: Blue flowers on 8 cm stems. Strap like foliage. Great in a container or bowl.

5 for $5.00


ARUM dioscorides:

Origin Cyprus.

This plant seems to do best for us in a fairly shaded position.
The soft green  spathes are heavily blotched with maroon markings. The flowers commonly reek of dung making them among the worst in the genus. A true collectors bulb, not to be grown near the front door or  a garden seat.

This rarity is seldom offered.

$4.00 each

ARUM palaestinum: (or Solomon's lily)

Origin Israel & Syria.

 Foliage apple green, velvety black flowers are carried on 50 cm stems above the foliage.  Does well in an open sunny position.

$4.00 each
3 for $10.00
Very Very Small bulbs
10 for $6.00

ARUM purpureospathum:

Origin Crete.

The stock was seed grown and the stock offered is of a particularly good strain.

The plant does very well from part shade to full sun. Our stock is grown in a part shade environment and readily flowers and seeds. Bulbs offered are  a year  from flowering.

The foliage has a very fine dark purple margin which is typical of this species. The black spathe is around 35 cm in length standing above the height of the foliage.

$5.00 each

Specie Tulip

Origin Crete.

saxatilus: Very narrow foliage. Has up to three attractive bright mauve pink flowers with a yellow centre on each stem. 30cm. Hardy.

3 for $5.00


Iris 'germanica': Large mid blue blooms on 20cm stems. Free flowering. mid to late spring. Strong grower.

$4.00 each,
3 for $10.00

Iris Gossip: Flowers have mid brown petals with a light blue beard on 20cm stems. Most pleasing.

$4.00 each
3 for $10.00

IRIS pumila “Purple Baby”:

Stunning dark purple flowers on 20cm stem early September. Very hardy and popular.

3 for $9.00
5 for $14.00
10 for $26.00
25.for $40.00

Various Other Spring Bulbs

ACIS tingitana: (Was Leucojum tingitana). Several dainty pure white flowers on each 15cm stem amid fine grass like foliage.
5 for $4.00
10 for $7.00
Small 20 for $8.50

FERRARIA crispa-undulata: Foliage similar to an iris. A brown flower with cream markings that resembles a star fish.

4 for $6.00
Small Corms
25 for $10.00

Gladioli rosea Rosamunda: Rose pink with small white and crimson flakes in the throat.

3 for $3.50
5 for $5.00

Ipheon Rolf Fielder: Given the prestigious 'Award of Garden Merit' by the Royal Horticultural Society. This beautiful small bulbous plant has neat sweetly scented deep sky blue flowers. Each rounded petal is endowed with a fine darker blue line. Great in a bowl or as a small clump in the garden.

6 for $10.00

Ixia speciosa: Pinky red Ixia seldom offered.45cm.

5 for $4.00
Few to Offer

ONIXOTIS triquetra (syn with WURBEA stricta or South African Water Phlox). Long lasting, stunning wax like pale pink blooms with a mauve blotch at the base of each petal. Great cut flower.

4 for $9.00

TROPAEOLUM tricolor: Native of Chile. A climbing vine that grows from a small tuber requiring a trellis or fence to climb on. It has a mass of small bright orange red pendulous flower with purple lips and yellow throat. Tubers are only available until March 20th. Scarce.
Large tubers $9.00 each
Smaller tubers
3 for $16.00

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