TROPAEOLUM
Tropaeolums are best known to gardeners as brightly colored annuals
called Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum major) that twine and trail to fill our
gardens with color.  It is not so well-known that there are perennial
Tropaeolum species that are small, rather delicate climbing vines that
grow from a tuberous rootstock.  All Tropaeolums are native to
Central and South America, the ones listed here being native to dry
regions of Chile and Argentina.  Many of the tuberous-rooted
Tropaeolums are not easy to grow, and need patience and experience to
succeed. For a posting on Tropaeolum, see the blog:  
www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com SHIPS AUGUST-OCTOBER
9200  Tropaeolum azureum  ------  Each:  $15.00
NEW  --  Native to Chile, this lovely Tropaeolum has bright azure blue flowers
with a white eye.  Not easy this tantalizing species can stubbornly remain dormant
for a year or two at a time.


9210  Tropaeolum brachyceras   ------- Each:  $ 7.50
Lovely frilly bright lemon yellow flowers cover this beautiful species from Chile.
One of the easier Tropaeolums.  Small blooming-size tubers.


9230  Tropaeolum hookerianum ssp. pilosum  --------  Not available this year
Somewhat similar in appearance to T. brachyceras, this lovely Tropaeolum
has yellow flowers.  Small blooming-size tubers.


9220  Tropaeolum hookerianum ssp. austropurpureum  Each: $ 15.00    
A recently described subspecies from southern Chile, this stunningly beautiful
Tropaeolum has masses of deep purple flowers.  Small blooming-size tubers.


9225  Tropaeolum sessilifolium  --  Not available this year
This lovely little Tropaeolum trails rather than climbs, and has
large white to peach flowers streaked with yellow.  Very lovely.


9260  Tropaeolum tricolor   -  Each:  $ 7.50 / 2 for $12.00
Occasionally available from commercial sources, this unusual species from Chile
has flowers that are bright scarlet, with the mouth of each flower banded in navy
blue and yellow.  Small blooming-size tubers.
BOMAREA
Bomareas are tuberous-rooted twining climbers found from Mexico on south through
the tropics and into the Andes as far as Patagonia.  There are approximately 100
species.  They are plants of the forest understorey, where they twine through adjacent
vegetation, benefiting from the light shade.  The lovely flowers clearly demonstrate
their close relationship to Alstroemerias, and are produced in dense trusses at the ends
of the growing shoots.  Each large flower is composed of three outer and three inner
tepals, often of contrasting colors.  Under greenhouse conditions, or in mild winter
regions, these are easy plants to grow, and will reward you with profuse flowering
over a long season.  All Bomareas are shipped in pots, since it is best that their roots
not be disturbed.  The species offered are about one year or less from blooming.  
Bomareas are
extremely attractive to hummingbirds.     Zones 8-10.  SHIPS
YEAR-ROUND.  
For a posting on Bomarea see our blog:  
www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com  

Bomareas are shipped in pots, and can not, therefore, be exported.
5781  Bomarea acutifolia  -----  Not available this year
Lovely flared trumpets that are soft orange.  Costa Rica.  NOT FOR EXPORT



5782  Bomarea caldasii   ----------------- Each:  $16.00
One of the most vigorous and floriferous Bomareas we offer, with huge trusses of  
largeflowers.  The outer petals are scarlet, the inner ones yellow to orange, heavily
speckledwith maroon.  Grows 10-15ft tall.
          NOT FOR EXPORT


5785  Bomarea hirtella   --------  Each:  $12.00
Native to Mexico, this lovely Bomarea is one of the easiest, with dense clusters of  
large flowers, the outer petals being dusky pink, the inner ones a beautiful
chartreuse.  Grows5-8ft tall. N
OT FOR EXPORT

5788  Bomarea patacoensis   ------- Each:  $16.00
From Patagonia, and therefore hardier than the other species we offer, this
beautiful Bomarea has outer petals that are scarlet, and inner ones flecked with
crimson,emerging pale yellow, then deepening to amber.  Grows 10ft tall.
 NOT
FOR EXPORT

5784  Bomarea salsilla  --  Not available this year
NEW  --  
A smaller Bomarea ffrom dry regions of Chile, where it grows in winter,
blooming in the spring, and going dormant for the summer, unlike the other
Bomareas listed here.  The flowers are a beautiful purple marked with red.


5789  Bomarea sp. 878 ------ Each:  $15.00
Huge trusses of flared trumpets that are a beautiful clear red. NOT FOR EXPORT



5787  Bomarea sp. 95-4 ----- Not available this year
Narrow umbels that are red outside, yellow inside.  NOT FOR EXPORT



5783  Bomarea sp. 95-0478 ----  Each:  $16.00
T
his lovely Bomarea has outer petals that are red, and inner
petals that are a lovely chartreuse, deepening to yellow.
 NOT FOR EXPORT
Bulbs of Central and
South America
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Bomarea seeds
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