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6240 Haemanthus albiflos ---- Each: $ 7.00
This well-known Haemanthus produces two or more flat evergreen leaves,
and has dense white “shaving brush” flowers in early summer. Best in some shade.
6242 Haemanthus amarylloides v. polyanthos --- Not available this year
After the leaves have withered at the end of summer the fluffy brush-shaped
flowers appear in varying shades of pink. Small bulbs.
6243 Haemanthus barkerae ---- Each: $ 6.50 Small seedlings
The pale to deep pink umbels appear after the leaves. Small bulbs.
6244 Haemathus carneus -- Not available this year
A very rare species from the eastern Cape with bright pink
8250 Haemanthus coccineus ---- Each: $ 6.00 seedling bulbs
The fleshy leaves are usually gone by flowering time, when a stout stem
appears topped with a dramatic umbel of fleshy flowers with exerted stamens,
all set off by the dark red bracts.
6247 Haemanthus deformis -- Not available this year
Broad flat leaves with a white flower appearing like a rosette between
the leaves. Very special. Evergreen.
6245 Haemanthus humilis ssp hirsutus ---- Not available this year
The pale pink flowers are held in a spherical umbel. Leaves and stems hairy.
6241 Haemanthus lancefolius -- Each: $ 6.50 Small seedlings
NEW -- From dry regions of Namaqualand, this rare species has flowers that are white
flushed with pink.
6246 Haemanthus montanus -- Each: $ 8.50
An attractive species from the eastern portion of the Cape Province of
South Africa where it grows in wet areas in summer, drying out in winter. The umbels
are dense and cream colored.
6248 Haemanthus nortieri -- Each: $ 7.00 Small seedlings
NEW -- A very rare species that produces only one sticky leaf each winter. Flowers are red.
6250 Haemanthus pauculifolius --- Each: $ 7.50
A recently described species known from only two locations in South Africa,
this species has a single velvety leaf and a compact umbel of bright white flowers.
Mature bulbs, they are grown from seed from plants that were rescued from destruction
by the building of a dam. Very rare. Mature bulbs.
6251 Haemanthus sanguineus -- Each: $ 6.00 Small seedlings
NEW -- This species produces two large rounded leaves that are held almost flat to the
ground. The flowers are pink to red.
Haemanthus is a small genus of bulbs endemic to southern Africa. Individual species may be
evergreen, summer-growing or winter-growing. The flower consists of numerous florets
held in a spherical or flattened umbel often surrounded by fleshy spathes, with the flower
appearing before the leaves develop. Most species are excellent container subjects, and many
prefer a situation in light shade, especially in hot climates. SHIPS YEAR-ROUND
9700 Veltheimia bracteata -- Deep Pink Form ----- Each: $ 7.50
The shiny, wavy-edge deep green leaves set off dense spikes of dusky
pink flowers. Dormant for only a short period in late summer.
9701 Veltheimia bracteata -- Pale Pink Form ----- Not available this year
A pale pink form of the species.
9702 Veltheimia bracteata -- Cream Form -- Each: $30.00 FEW AVAILABLE
This beautiful form of V. bracteata is cream flushed lightly with pink. Truly outstanding, the
leaves are glaucous.
9720 Veltheimia bracteata -- Yellow Form ----- Each: $7.50 Small bulbs
Stunningly beautiful spires of lemon yellow distinguish this rare form
of V. bracteata.
9750 Veltheimia capensis ------ Each: $ 7.50
From much drier regions than V. bracteata, V. capensis has beautiful rosettes of wavy-edged
grey leaves and spikes of deep pink flowers. This species has a longer dormancy period
than V. bracteata and needs more sun.
There are only two or three species in this genus, all
magnificent plants that can even be grown indoors as
houseplants. Veltheimias are winter-growing, with dense
spikes of tubular flowers that are usually pink, with rarer forms
with yellow or white flowers. The wavy leaves are extremely
attractive, and the flowers are highly attractive to
hummingbirds. Suitable as a garden plant in milder climates,
Veltheimias are hardy to Zones 9-10.SHIPS YEAR-ROUND
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