4000 Phaedranassa dubia ---- Each: $20.00 On Sale $10.00
Umbels of 6 or 7 flowers on 18" stems. The flowers are a rich glowing pink
with green tips to the petals and a yellow band that separates the green from
the pink areas. Zone 8-10. Ecuador
4003 Phaedranassa glauciflora --- Each: $35.00
The leaves, stems and even the flowers of this lovely species are all
covered in a dusty bloom. FEW AVAILABLE
4010 Phaedranassa tunguraguae ---- Each: $20.00
The tubular flowers are deep pink with green tips and a green ovary,
and lack the yellow band of P. dubia. FEW AVAILABLE
4020 Phaedranassa viridiflora ---- Each: $14.00 On Sale $ 7.00
The flared yellow flowers are tipped with green. Zone 8-10. Ecuador.
4035 Stenomesson cf. coccineum ---- Each: $20.00
This beautiful Stenomesson has deep green elliptical leaves and pendulous
bell-shaped flowers of a bright scarlet. Peru.
4030 Stenomesson incarnatum - Apricot Form ---- Each: $35.00
The leaves of this Stenomesson are light green, and the umbels of flared tubular
flowers are light apricot tipped green, each flower as long as 6”. S. incarnatum
is extremely vigorous. Bolivia/Peru. FEW AVAILABLE
4040 Stenomesson pearcei ---- Each: $15.00 On Sale $ 5.00
This handsome Stenomesson has elliptical bright green leaves and umbels of
very large flared primrose-yellow flowers on 18-24" stems. Bolivia/Peru.
4050 Stenomesson variegatum - Red Form ---- Each: $20.00
Quite different from S. pearcei, having strap-shaped greyish leaves and umbels
of large tubular flowers of vibrant coral, tipped with green.
4055 Stenomesson variegatum - Orange Form ---- Each: $20.00 On Sale $10,00
A beautiful pale orange form of this wonderful species.
4060 Stenomesson variegatum - Yellow Form ---- Each: $20.00
The leaves of this Stenomesson are greyish green, and the large umbels
of flared tubular flowers are deep yellow tipped with green. A beautiful
and unusual form of this lovely species.
4101 Eucrosia aurantiaca -- Each: $55.00 On Sale $20.00
This stunning bulb has huge umbels of bright yellow and green flowers.
Equal in beauty to E. mirabilis. Ecuador.. FEW AVAILABLE
4100 Eucrosia bicolor --- Not available this year
This lovely Eucrosia has orange flowers with long feathery protruding
stamens. Now being developed as a cut flower, E. bicolor is a stunning addition to
a greenhouse or warm garden. The small bulbs are flowering size.
4102 Eucrosia dodsonii -- Each: $55.00 SOLD OUT
NEW -- From Ecuador, this lovely species has yellow flowers.
4103 Eucrosia eucrosioides -- Not available yet
The flowers are orangey-red, with long protruding green stamens. Ecuador.
4120 Eucrosia mirabilis ---- Each: $35.00 On Sale $20.00
From Peru, Eucrosia mirabilis has been described as one of the most
spectacular bulbs in cultivation. The umbels consist of greenish flowers in a
symmetrical arrangement, with stamens that protrude as much as 5” beyond
the flower tube.
5105 Eustephia darwinii ---- Each: $15.00
From mountain forests in Peru near Cuzco, E. darwinii produces its
marvellous flowers in the autumn. A very rare bulb, but easy to grow.
Bulbs are not mature.
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Bulbs of Central and South America
A small genus of strikingly beautiful bulbs that are rarely seen in cultivation. Flowers are produced in an umbel and are
tubular, most often in glowing shades of deep pink or, more rarely, yellow. In their native habitat (Ecuador and
Colombia) they grow in mountain rainforests, blooming after periods of drought. They can be brought to flower in
cultivation by withholding water for two months to simulate these conditions. Suitable for cool greenhouse, container
culture, or as a garden plant in mild climates. SHIPS YEAR ROUND
4315 Rauhia decora -- Not available this year
Possibly the most beautiful Rauhia, with white flowers tinted green,
and long protruding stamens.
4316 Rauhia multiflora -- Each: $25.00 2-3cm bulbs On Sale $ 10.00
The numerous jade green flowers are held in an umbel.
4310 Rauhia staminosa -- SOLD OUT
Thick glaucous leaves and graceful jade green flowers
that are held in an umbel.
Eucrosia and Eustephia
A large and variable genus of handsome bulbous plants found mostly in the Central Andes. As with
Phaedranassa, some bloom more reliably after a dry dormancy. Stenomesson prefer moderate
temperatures (less than 80° F), and if kept dry and dormant in the winter can take light frost. Suitable
for cool greenhouse or outdoors in mild climates. Zone 7-9. SHIPS YEAR ROUND For a posting
on Stenomesson, see our blog at: www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com
Eucrosia is a small genus of bulbs that are mostly native to Peru and Ecuador, where they grow in stamens,
sometimes protruding from the flower tube by as much as five or six inches. The neat, symmetrical
arrangement of the umbel, with the flowers evenly spaced all around the stem, together with the lacy
protruding stamens give Eucrosis a most exotic and unusual appearance. Given warm conditions, these
bulbs are not hard to grow, but they do require greenhouse conditions in areas with cool or cold winters.
SHIPS YEAR ROUND For a posting on Eucrosia, go to www.thebulbmaven.typepad com
A small genus of bulbs native to Peru that are very rarely seen in cultivation. The elegant greenish
tubular flowers are usually produced in the late winter or spring and are followed by large leathery
elliptical leaves. Native to warm regions, they require greenhouse conditions in most climates and
must be kept dry during dormancy.
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Phycella is a small genus of bulbs in the Family Amaryllidacea from the Chilean Andes. In appearance they
are similar to Eustephia and Phaedranassa with tubular flowers, but lacking the green tips. Leaves are strap
shaped.. They are most closely related to Rhodophiala. SHIPS YEAR ROUND
4317 Phycella australis -- Not available this year
NEW -- Umbels of deep red tubular floswers that flare at the tips. Rarely
available. Bulbs are mature Chile.
4318 Phycella bicolor -- Each: $15.00 small bulbs
NEW -- Stunning umbels of bright red and yellow on 30" (75cm) stems.
Also known as P. ignea.
This is a small genus of bulbs from the Peruvian Andes. Most members of this genus have been moved to Stenomesson, but
the species listed below is still classified as Urceolina.. It grows in the warm, humid forests of the lower slopes of the Andes.
Needs warm frost-free growing conditions.
4328 Urceolina microcrater -- Inquire for availability
NEW -- A stunning bulb from the Peruvian Andes with pendulous flowers that are bright yellow
tipped with green. Not to be confused with the orange flowered U. miniata (or U. urceolata) in
circulation which is felt to be virused. Very rare.
4329 Urceolina peruviana (syn. Stenomesson miniatum) -- Each: $15.00
NEW -- Easy to grow and flower, this species has urn shaped orange flowers. These are healthy
bulbs, not the virused ones that have previously been available in commerce.
Caliphruria is a genus of four species, three of which grow in Colombia. They are extremely rare in the wild, and are
closely related to Urceolina. Most grow in shaded conditions, and can make excellent house plants, since their light
requirements are low. They are commonly known as Amazon Lilies.
4330 Caliphruria subedentata -- Each: $10.00
NEW -- Beautiful shiny green leaves that are attractive in their own right, with lovely waxy fragrant
white flowers. Previously known as Eucharis fosteri.