Bulbs tastier in winter. Medicinal. – Seeds for Africa   Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial bulbous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae). he Sparaxis flowers are visually similar to Ixia flowers, with pointed petals and a greater contrasting centre, giving them the common name of harlequin flowers. Albuca nelsoniiCommon name: Nelsons slime lily ugh!Description: A rare grassland indigenous bulb with lance-shaped fleshy leaves. Fragrant freesias are known for their alluring scent that just scream springtime. [View all characteristics]R90.00  |   Description: A bulb with strap-shaped leaves that grows in marshy areas. The interesting mix of dark and light colours on each flower set Sparaxis apart from the other bulbs. Cyrtanthus breviflorus. Mail Order Supplier of Cultivated SA Indigenous Bulbs and Seed Plant these bulbs in stages from mid-April to mid-June for a wave of blooming flowers beginning in late winter and continuing to September. Of the approximately 20,000 plant species which occur in South Africa more or less 2700 species from 15 families can be classified as bulbous plants. Our plant descriptions are based on our own research and observations, and we are always happy to receive additional comments - or corrections! Ixia. At IBSA they are passionate about bulbs. Cut flower. Categories: Bulbs. Most of these plants have a dormancy period, and the new roots of these plants will always grow every year. Amaryllis Sonata Single – Christmas Star – 2 bulbs p/pack quantity. Albuca bracteata. South Africa has an abundance of indigenous flora, across the entire region, ranging from the Cape Floral Kingdom and fynbos, to succulents in the Karoo, among a diverse range of others. When planting between April and June, the best position for the bulbs to thrive is in full sun for most of the day. Buy now. Buy now, Zantedeschia rehmanniiCommon name: Calla lilyDescription: A rare grassland bulb with lance shaped leaves and small trumpet shaped pink flushed cream flowers[View all characteristics]R90.00  |   T. E. MIchaels 14-Oct-2008 17:03: I would appreciate your permission to use one Hypoxidaceae image and a link to this page in my plant propagation course notes at the University of Minnesota. Scented white/ pink flowers. [View all characteristics]R75.00  |   When to plant your bulbs If you plan a bit ahead and also look at planting a few different species of bulbs, you can have flowering bulbs all year long in your garden. Common name: Yellow fire lily. Albuca nelsonii. [View all characteristics]R60.00  |   The Indigenous Bulb Association of South Africa (IBSA) was established on 15 April 1961 by some of the leading botanists in the field of our bulbous plants of the day. Buy now, Eucomis vandermerwiiCommon name: Dwarf eucomisDescription: A rare bulb with star-shaped green spotted flowers on a cylindrical spike with a crown-shaped tuft of bracts. Despite some disquieting reports of nurseries claiming that the Lantana they are selling is indigenous to South Africa, I have yet to see any indigenous Lantanas on sale at any nursery I have visited or researched. Flowers in summer. These bulbs pair well with both Ixia and Sparaxis as part of the Iridaceae family, and are a great choice for their reliability, ease of planting and ease of care. Stock: 11 Qty: Amaryllis Sonata Single – Top Choice – 2 bulbs p/pack quantity. One of my favourite shade loving plants. Sprays of green striped white flowers in spring. Multiplies rapidly. The flowers begin to bloom from September and the stems reach an average height of 35cm – a happy medium between the taller Ixia and smaller Tritonia stems. The funnel-shaped flowers grow in a wide range of colours (white, red, lilac, yellow and pink), which makes for striking cut flowers when bunched together. Buy now, Albuca shawiiCommon name: Small yellow albucaDescription: A rare grassland bulb with long narrow leaves covered with short hairs. South Africa is exceptionally rich in geophytes (Manning et al., 2002), so that many more bulbous plants Crinum macowanii. Birds love it. Description: A moisture loving indigenous bulb with broad leaves grouped on end of a false stem. They have medicinal properties. This sizeable genus of about 80 individual species hails largely from the West Coast of South Africa. True bulbs usually need to be planted with their tip or neck just above or just below the soil. Although the name may be hard to say, these bulbs are luckily not too hard to grow. The sun setting on the Roggeveld Mountains in the Tankwa Karoo, a remote corner of the southern part of the Northern Cape bordering the Western Cape. This sizeable genus of about 80 individual species hails largely from the West Coast of South Africa. A beautiful blooming spring garden full of bulbs requires planting in autumn, and therefore some planning ahead. Submerge plants in 10cm of water. While they only bloom from the start of spring into October, these exquisite flowers are well worth the wait. Lachenalia is a genus of bulbs in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae, which are usually found in Namibia and South Africa. Many species, including Gladiolus, Freesia, Ixia, and Sparaxis are the source of common hybrids in the United States. Please note that we are not associated in any way with the wholesale nursery, Simply Indigenous on the KZN south coast. We are the only retail outlet where the public can buy ‘off the shelf’ as the saying goes, a superb collection of some of South Africa’s finest indigenous bulb species. [View all characteristics]R50.00  |   Ask a question. Crinum graminicola. Please feel free to email us at, Indigenous: Eucomis pallidiflora ssp pole-evansii. Indigenous – Originates in South Africa. Leaves are flecked with purple. Multiplies well. The common name, wand flower, comes from the stems, which bear a collection of star-shaped flowers on their ends. Freesia grandifloraCommon name: Large red irisDescription: A lovely summer deciduous indigenous bulb with flat green leaves. Corms, tuberous stems and stoloniferous corms need to be planted 3-5cm below the ground. Endemic Bulbs of the Eastern Cape. Some of the genera and species are well known. [View all characteristics]R90.00  |   Good cut flower. Now dormant. Lachenalia viridiflora Seeds - Indigenous Bulbs Seeds in the Flowers category for sale in Port Elizabeth (ID:498294836) Buy Lachenalia viridiflora Seeds - Indigenous Bulbs Seeds for R9.00. It has truly captivated us. Indigenous Flowering Bulbs of Sub-Saharan Africa.ica has 2,515 members. The Constitution of IBSA states inter alia: 1) THE NAME of the Association will be: The Indigenous Bulb Association of South Africa. Common name(s) Montbretia, golden swans. The stems are slightly taller at 50cm and need to be placed a little further apart due to their size. The SA Bulb Company is owned by Johann & Leigh (nee Ellis) Nieuwoudt, a husband and wife team who met at university 31 years ago, sharing a mutual love for books, animals, remote places and dreams (some very lofty no doubt) of hiking the length of the ‘foothills’ of the Andes, … Buy now, Cyrtanthus mackeniiCommon name: Ifafa lilyDescription: An indigenous bulbous perennial with narrow strap like leaves. The bulbs can be planted with Ixia and Tritonia in clusters perfectly suited for a rock garden or patio pot. Ixias are slightly taller than Babianas, growing to about 40cm. All plants. Flowers tubular scented in various colours. Featured Deal of the Week Digital Vouchers Crazy Wednesday. Whether in pots or flowerbeds, indoors or outdoors, bulbs are guaranteed to add a wow factor wherever they bloom. Yellow nodding flowers in spring. [View all characteristics]R120.00  |   simply incomparable in our selection of some of the finest. SOUTH AFRICAN INDIGENOUS BULBS by botanical name: ALBUCA GLAUCA Deciduous bulbous plant with greenish white flowers arranged irregularly on a single stem. [View all characteristics]R60.00  |   1.2K likes. [View all characteristics]R75.00  |   Tongblaarsalie, Scrappy African Sage. Although they may look delicate, these bulbs are tough and designed to handle any of the harsh climates of South Africa. Gladiolus daleniiCommon name: African gladiolusDescription: A Lovely indigenous corm with fan shaped strap like leaves. Crinum bulbispermum. Watsonia angustaCommon name: Red watsoniaDescription: Clump forming indigenous bulb with sword shaped pale green leaves. All are perennials that grow during the wet winter season, flower in spring and survive underground as dormant corms over summer. Sparaxis (Harlequin Flower) is a genus in the family Iridaceae with about 13 species endemic to Cape Province, South Africa. Most of the plants listed here are sold in 15cm pots or 4L bags. With enough sunlight they can also make lovely houseplants that bring the sweet smell of spring indoors. Plant with the top of the bulb just under the surface of the soil. Plant in full sun all day to ensure healthy, happy bulbs. IBSA - Indigenous Bulb Association of South Africa has 1,509 members. Summerfield's Indigenous Bulbs and Seed, Somerset West, Western Cape. Therefore IBSA is very open to growers and people that just love the bulbs. Buy now, Cyrtanthus breviflorusCommon name: Yellow fire lilyDescription: A bulb with strap-shaped leaves that grows in marshy areas. EVERYTHING and ANYTHING about plants and gardening in South Africa. [View all characteristics]R60.00  |   For an indigenous plant, the Ixia flowers have a wonderfully exotic look. Buy now, Crinum bulbispernumCommon name: Orange river lilyDescription: A moisture loving bulb, grey green arching leaves with wavy margins and scented pink and white flowers. Origin: This plant is indigenous to South Africa. Instead of cutting the flowers, also consider planting Ornithogalum bulbs in pots for annual rewards. Allium species (Chive, Garlic, Leek, Onion, Ornamental onion) ... Indigenous. Pajama bush (Lobostemon fruticosus) Despite its delicate disposition, the pajama bush attracts lots of attention. The use and cultivation of indigenous bulbs, including large-scale production for exports, were boosted in South Africa by Hadeco (Barnhoorn, 1995). Buy now, Drimia elataCommon name: Description: A rare indigenous upright bulb with a racemes of white flowers in spring followed by a cluster of linear green leaves. The flashy petals contrast with darkened centres to create a wide range of depth and colour on a single stem. Buy now, Eucomis montanaCommon name: Dwarf pineapleDescription: Striking unusual indigenous bulb Eucomis humilis. The common name, wand flower, comes from... Tritonia. The leaves are an attractive feature of the plant. Plant your Babiana bulbs in full sun to semi- shade from April to June for a transition of winter to spring flowers. Sparaxis (Harlequin Flower) is a genus in the family Iridaceae with about 13 species endemic to Cape Province, South Africa. [View all characteristics]R60.00  |   However, they do require a little patience. Search for: Search for: Join Newsletter. All are perennials that grow during the wet winter season, flower in spring and survive underground as dormant corms over summer. Smooth edged leaves with spotted undersides. [View all characteristics]R90.00  |   Non Indigenous Crocosmia paniculata. They grow to about 30cm high and look great in large outdoor pots. [View all characteristics]R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock. Daubenya and Massonia require deeper planting 5 … For an indigenous plant, the Ixia flowers have a wonderfully exotic look. They are slightly more versatile as they only require dappled shade, and are a good option for those looking for a colourful patio display, growing around 40cm tall. Tulbaghia violacea - Indigenous South African Bulb - 10 Seeds. Gladiolus, Babiana, Ixia and Watsonia should be planted 2.5 to 7.5cm deep. ... Bulbs. Ornithogalum bulbs close off the spring season with flowers blooming in October and November. Buy now, Eleocharis dulcisCommon name: Chinese water chestnutDescription: A robust exotic / indigenous grasslike sedge with round edible corms. Amaryllis Sonata Single – Top Choice 2 bulbs per pack R 110.00. Plants. Buy now, Crinum mooreiCommon name: Natal crinumDescription: A moisture loving indigenous bulb with broad leaves grouped on end of a false stem. Large spikes of yellowish green flowers crowned by leafy bracts. They look great in a garden but are commonly used as a cut flower as they can last up to six weeks in a vase. South Africa has an abundance of indigenous flora, across the entire region, ranging from the Cape Floral Kingdom to succulents in the Karoo, among a diverse range of others. Crinum campanulatum. The genus name stems from the primates that typically eat the bulbs, as does the common name, baboon flower. These bulbs grow wild in the southern parts of South Africa where winter rainfall brings them to life in August and September. Home » The Gardener » 6 Indigenous Bulbs to Plant. Luminescent, white flower spikes are borne during summer. Mzansi Flora is a distributor and exporter of South African indigenous seeds. Sell on bidorbuy Deal of the Week Stores Promotions. South Africa is well known for its wealth of indigenous flora. summer and winter rainfall South African bulbs. Bulb edible. Mzansi Flora The home of select indigenous South African seeds. [View all characteristics]R75.00  |   Benefits of membership include a monthly meeting, email reports, occasional several day symposiums with speakers and field trips, and a seed exchange program for South African members. Buy now, Watsonia pillansiiCommon name: Pillans watsoniaDescription: A clump forming indigenous corm with slightly twisted sharp tipped basal leaves and bracts of orange / apricot flowers all season. Find your issue in stores and online today! Indigenous Bulb Association of South Africa Dedicated to South African bulbs. Dense round red flowers appear before the erect leaves. It is also known as the African corn lily. But it's extremely difficult to find seeds of bulbs from Mexico and most of Latin America, and even for California it's hard to find sources for seeds of many native bulbs. Tulbaghia is a monocotyledonous genus of herbaceous … I grow indigenous South african bulbs.I reside in Johannesburg,SA.I mainly grow summer rainfall bulbs. An exquisite bulb to have in a Western Cape garden. Buy now. Scented white/ pink flowers. The Cape Floral Kingdom, at the southernmost tip of Africa, contains the richest diversity of colorful bulbs found anywhere in the world. IBSA meets once a month at SASNEV. [View all characteristics]R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock. Amaryllis Sonata Single – Top Choice 2 bulbs per pack. Large leaves with deep midrib. Albuca shawii is a hardy, deciduous bulb with very thin, dark-green leaves that are covered in short, sticky hairs.The leaves have a faint smell of liquorice when crushed. Once that bug has bitten, we cannot contain our sheer excitement each season when we keep our bulbs under constant surveillance to see the first of the winter growers sprouting in late summer and in early September, the summer bulbs heralding the arrival of spring. Indigenous: Eucomis pallidiflora ssp pole-evansiiCommon name: Giant pineapple lilyDescription: Largest of all the pineapple lilies. Flowers: January February March April May June Arching, swan-like stems with bright sprays of many small orange flowers rise from clumps of grass-like leaves. A colourful, fragrant spring garden is incomplete without bulbs. The Bulb Book: A South African Gardener's Guide covers everything you need to know about selecting and planting bulbs, bulb and soil care, watering and feeding tips, design in the garden, forcing and holding bulbs to extend flowering periods, protecting the plants against pests and diseases, and how to display cut flowers. Salvia radula is a hardy, evergreen perennial with large, quilted, aromatic, grey-green leaves that have woolly, white undersides and are crowded at the base of the plant. Regular price R20.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 117): -Infinity%. The March lily is something to plant and forget about, then get pleasantly surprised at the end of Summer. [View all characteristics]R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock. Good cut flower[View all characteristics]R75.00  |   Located at the foot of the Amatola Mountains near Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, the Shire Wild Bulb Nursery lies on the edge of the indigenous afro-montane forest. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. It is frost resistant. Buy now, Dierama mediumCommon name: Lilac harebellDescription: A clump forming corm with narrow grass like leaves and delicate arching flower spikes. Supplier of Indigenous Cycads, Strelitzias,Succulents,and Bulbs. Border Charmers – Edging Plants to Complement. © The Gardener. The SA Bulb Company simply has no equal in South Africa. [View all characteristics]R75.00  |   These bulbs need morning sun and afternoon shade and, similarly to Ixias, will only bloom in September through to October. Buy now, Ornithogalum juncifoliaCommon name: Star of BethlehemDescription: A gorgeous indigenous bulb with spikey grass like foliage and white star like flowers all summer. These bulbs require full sun all day. There are a fair number of companies supplying bulb seeds from the US, South Africa, and Eurasia. Scadoxus puniceusCommon name: Paintbrush lilyDescription: A rare spectacular indigenous bulb. Large scarlet flowers with a red blotch in the centre in winter. [View all characteristics]R50.00  |   Sparaxis flowers are the sunny spring welcome your garden needs. Indigenous bulbs, the gems of South Africa are prized by collectors from the Pacific Rim to Europe. Read further for a bit more information on indigenous bulbs species we have in South Africa and how you can successfully grow them in your garden or in a pot. 6 Indigenous Bulbs to Plant Babiana. ... Blue Flowering bulbs of Southern Africa. Spikes of red flowers in summer. The SA Bulb Company - Specialising in South African Bulbs. Please feel free to email us at leone@petalfaire.co.za . The sprays of pink flowers occur in summer. Blue is a particularly fascinating colour, in that, only a very small subset of anthocyanins (pigments) can produce a blue colour. Purple stems with smelly green, purple and white flowers[View all characteristics]R100.00  |   [View all characteristics]R60.00  |   Website Built by Brand Candy. 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