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Spring Flowering Bulbs

2022

Sales strictly close end of March

Watsonia
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 and 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.


$7.50 each
Very Few To Offer



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. A good doer.

$3.50 each
3 for $10.00

WATSONIA aletroides var rosea.

Pendulous rose coloured flowers height 55cm.  Eventually forms an attractive clump.
Attracts Honey Eaters into the garden.
$3.50 each
3 for $10.00

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.

$8.50 each
Very Few To Offer.







WATSONIA borbonica subs ardernei "Star of Bethel": A very stunning deep mauve pink Watsonia with a remarkable almost burgundy line down the centre of each petal.

$7.00 each
3 for $18.00


WATSONIA vanderspuyia: Another wild specie Watsonia and again a Honey Eaters delight. This specie flowers on very tall stems. The flowers are reddish and hang like bells along the stem. This is a rare bulb and collectable bulb is  not generally offered. For this reason we only have a handful of  bulbs to offer.




It is slow to increase and is strictly limited

to one bulb per order.
$25.00 each 




WATSONIA vanderspuyia Hoddlescreek: This is the result of seed collected from W.
vanderspuyia which was the result of pollination by Honey eaters  from pollen  off one of the Watsonia borbonica hybrids. Flowers are pale orange red and tend to be more outfacing.


$15.00 Each
Limit Two Bulbs


 



The Little Wattlebird feeding off Watsonia.
Responsible for a number of Watsonia hybrids as well as providing valuable pest control in the garden.

The little wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera), also known as the brush wattlebird, is a passerine bird in the honeyeater family Meliphagidae. It is found in coastal and sub-coastal south-eastern Australia. en.wikipedia.org

  SQUILLS
  
& their relatives



SCILLA (FESSA)  hohenackeri
(Recently moved from genus Scilla to Fessa).

Commonly known as the Caspian Bluebell. 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.

$4.50 each

3 for $12.00
Limit Three

SCILLA italica:

Commonly known as the Italian Bluebell. Similar to, but larger than larger than S. ramburii, with broader longer foliage and taller 18cm flower  stems.

4 for $10.00
Limit Four


SCILLA monophyllos: Blue flowers on 8 cm stems. Foliage is broad leafed and usually has one leaf per bulb.

3 for $8.00




SCILLA litardierei (syn with Scilla pratensis): The setting of the blue flowers on a 14cm stem, are almost reminiscent of a Muscari flower .



3 for $6.00








SCILLA ramburii: Blue flowers on 10 cm stems. Strap like foliage. Great in a container or bowl.

3 for $6.00

ARUM


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
Small Bulbs
3 for $6.00




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
  2 for $6.00
Very Small bulbs
10 for $10.00


ARUM purpureospathum:

Origin Crete.

The stock was seed grown and 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.

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.
Rare
$7.00 each
2 for $12.00



Various Other Late Winter & Spring Flowering Bulbs

ACIS tingitana: (Was Leucojum tingitana). Several dainty pure white flowers on each 15cm, stem slightly above the fine grass like foliage.

  4 for $10.00




SPANISH BLUEBELLS (Hyacinthoides hispanica):

Enjoyed by Honey bees, Blue Bells flourish in a woodland setting under deciduous trees. Producing a spire of hanging deep blue flowers on a 50cm stem.

10 bulbs for $12.00

20 bulbs for $15.00





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

4 for $6.00





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

  4 for $6.00






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

5 for $6.00
10 for $10.00



ONIXOTIS triquentra:



Each bulb can produce a spire of up to ten wax-like flowers on each 30cm stem. The foliage stiff and reed like.
The stem of flowers lasts well as cut flower.


$5.00 each
3 for $14.00

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. Scarce.

Generally tubers are only available until March 20th, .
Larger tubers $11.00 each
Smaller tubers
3 for $21.00


Woodland Bulbs.

ANEMONE nemorosa:
 

Commonly known as Wood Anemones they should be grown in a semi shaded position. They do well in a container or under deciduous trees. Mixed colours include blue, pink and white. Beautiful! Quite hardy once established requires virtually no water in summer. It does need moisture in its growing season and in summer if grown in a small pot or tub.

 

5 for $16.00

Numbers are very limited


ERYTHRONIUM 'PAGODA':

Erythronium 'Pagoda with big creamy flowers, is a hardy cultivar of the genus Erythronium in the family Liliaceae.  It flowers in early spring, preferring  partial shade and a light soil, rich in humus. Tubers must not get too hot or too dry in summer.
$6.00 each
2 for $10.00


GALANTHUS caucasicus: Syn with G. elwessi

The true English Snowdrop and absolutely not to be confused with the common 'Snowflakes'!


One of the easiest of the Galanthus to grow and propagate. Flowers are carried above the foliage, making a very attractive display mid to late winter.




$6.00 each, 3 for $15.00

GALANTHUS caucasicus x plicatus. Hybrids 20cm These are similar to Galanthus caucasicus but with some minor variations in the flowers.                 
$5.00 each, 4 for $12.00






GALANTHUS plicatus. Broad foliage with a glaucous waxy covering in the central channel. Flowers are a larger version of Galanthus nivalis.      

$6.00 each, 3 for $15.00

Snowdrops by Gunther Waldorf.
This reference book is good value for money. It covers over 300 pages of the best varieties . There is a guide to the propagation of the bulbs, plant care, pests and diseases, as well as tips on setting up and displaying your Galanthus collection

Only $29.00


Fritillaria:



FRITILLARIA thunbergii. (syn with F. verticillata)
Tendril-leaf  Fritillary from China. This specie has open creamy green coloured checkered bells. Easy to grow.


$5.00 each
3 for $13.00





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