7700 Ammocharis coranica ---- Each: $9.50 Amaryllidaceae
A summer-growing species requiring a dry dormant period in winter, the strongly
fragrant flowers are in umbels on short stems in varying shades of pink.
7701 Ammocharis longifolia (syn. Cybistetes longifolia) -- Each: $ 8.50
NEW -- Large glistening umbels of white flowers that open from pink
buds. Bulbs get very large, these are not mature.
7705 Ammocharis nerinoides ---- Not available this year
This dainty cousin of A. coranica has umbels of pink fragrant flowers on short
stems and comes from a much drier environment. Summer-growing.
8459 Strumaria aestivalis -- Each: $12.00
NEW -- A very rare species found in one locale, this beautiful species has densely hairy
leaves and produces its umbel of dainty white flowers in late spring.
8451 Strumaria chaplinii -- Not available this year
NEW -- An endangered species from the western Cape of South Africa
with loose umbels of starry white flowers striped purple.
8450 Strumaria discifera ssp. bulbifera --- Each: $ 6.00
Dainty umbels of white starry flowers that are often tinted mauve.
Growing 8-10” tall, this subspecies will multiply to form clumps. A delightful subject
for a pot.
8453 Strumaria gemmata -- Not available this year
NEW -- The only Strumaria with yellow flowers, they are a beatiful pale
yellow that sparkles in the sun.
8452 Strumaria karooica -- Each: $ 7.50
NEW -- Umbels of starry pinkish flowers that face upwards.
8461 Strumaria picta -- Not available
NEW -- Tight umbels of bright white flowers flushed pink. Beautiful.
8460 Strumaria salteri ---- Not available this year
This lovely Strumaria, universally acclaimed as the most beautiful in
the genus, has umbels of very showy pink flowers that are larger than other
Strumarias. Very rarely available, these small bulbs are mature.
8455 Strumaria tenella ssp. orientalis -- Each: $ 7.50
NEW -- This dainty little species stays evergreen in our climate and blooms over a very
long period. Very easy in cultivation.
8465 Strumaria truncata ---- Each: $ 8.00
The dainty umbels of white to pale pink have protruding stamens, and hang
to one side of the stem. The base of the flower stem is encased in a maroon sheath
or cataphyll. Delightful grouped in a pot.
8466 Strumaria watermeyeri -- Not available thus year
NEW -- From the Bokkeveld mountains in the northern Cape, this very lovely
species has umbels of pink flowers.
8467 Hessea pilosula -- Not available
NEW -- A stunning bulb from Namaqualand, with almost spherical umbels of deep pink
flowers. FEW AVAILABLE
Strumaria and Hessea
Ammocharis is a small genus of five species in the Family Amaryllidacea, all from sub-Saharan Africa. The three
species offered by Telos are all from the Cape region of South Africa. They can be winter growing or s
ummer growing depending upon their origin. All must be kept dry while in dormancy. SHIPS YEAR ROUND
For a posting on Ammocharis see www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com
Strumaria and Hessea are a genera of small bulbs in the Family Amaryllidcaea from southern Africa,
mostly from the western Cape Province, where they experience mild wet winters and dry summers.
Strumaria and Hessea are very closely related, differing in anatomical features. Both make excellent container
plants. For a posting on Strumaria and Hessia, see the blog: www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com SHIPS
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Bulbs of Southern Africa