Bulbs of Central
and
South America



5600  Bessera elegans    Coral Drops ( Alliaceae) --- Each: $ 7.50
A stunningly beautiful Mexican bulb with umbels of large red-orange flowers that
are like open parasols.  Summer-growing, dry in winter.
SHIPS OCT-JAN.

5601  Bessera elegans Purple Form ( Alliaceae) --- Each: $15.00   
We are finally able to offer the outstanding purple form of this lovely Mexican bulb.  
Summer-growing, dry in winter.
 FEW AVAILABLE
SHIPS OCT-JAN.

5605  Chlidanthus fragrans   (Amaryllidaceae) -- Each: $ 5.00           
Also known as “Peruvian Daffodil” the flowers are yellow with a corona
like a daffodil, and are held on short 6” stems.  Strongly scented.  SHIPS
OCT-JAN

5604  Gethyum atropurpureum  --    $ 8.50
NEW  --  
A rare species from the Santiago region, this little bulb produces black
star shaped flowers that are more interesting than beautiful.


5550  Miersia  chilensis  (Alliaceae) ---- Each: $ 5.00           
As the name suggests, this rare bulb is from the Chilean Andes, and
has teeny tiny flowers of green and purple.  A 'must have' for the collector!
SHIPS YEAR ROUND

5610  Milla biflora   ( Liliaceae) ----Each:  Not available this year
This lovely bulb hails from Mexico where it is often sold in bouquets  
since its large star-shaped white flowers are strongly scented like freesias.  
Rarely available.  SHIPS OCT-JAN.

5615  Petronymphe decora   (Liliaceae) --- Not available this year
The rarest bulb in our collection.  Petronymphe hails from Mexico,
and has slender stems to 20” tall with loose umbels of greenish yellow
tubular flowers.  Grown from cultivated stock. SHIPS OCT-JAN.

5767  Placea ornata  (Amaryllidaceae)   --  Each:  $20.00
NEW  --  
Very rarely seen in cultivation, this beautiful species comes from central
and northern Chile.  The flower is something like a Rhodophiala, but with a
central corona like a daffodil's cup.  The color of this species is creamy white with
red stripes, the corona is also red.

5760  Polianthes geminiflora (Agavaceae) ----Not available   
Large sprays of bright reddish-orange flowers appear in summer and continue
blooming into the fall.  Mexico. SHIPS OCT-JAN.

5770  Polianthes howardii   (Agavaceae) ---  Each:  $ 7.50
A stunningly beautiful Polianthes with flowers that are red, banded  
in yellow, then shading to green.  The interior of the flower is almost black.
Choice and very rare.  Southwestern Mexico.  SHIPS OCT-JAN

5620  Sinningia tubiflora  (Gesneriaceae) ---- Each: $ 4.50        
A superb plant for the garden, conservatory or container.  The potato-like
tubers give rise to soft hairy leaves and clusters of long, tubular white flowers
with a strong  Daphne-like scent in summer.  Winter-dormant.  Zone 8-10.  
Argentina/Uruguay. SHIPS YEAR ROUND


5621  Sinningia sp.  --  Each:  $ 4.00
NEW  --  
Beautiful deep pink tubular flowers, similar to S. tubiflora but these are
unscented.  


5766  Sprekelia formosissima  --  Each:  $ 7.50
NEW  --
A beautiful bulb from Mexico that has been cultivated for a long time.  Its
brilliant red flowers are unusual in shape.

5765  Sprekelia howardii  --  Not available this year
A rare recently described species from Mexico with large
elegant flowers on short stems.  The flowers are smaller than S. formosissima
and have ribbon like petals.
Miscellaneous
South American
Bulbs
Bessera elegans Purple Form
Petronymphe decora
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Allium
Brodiaea
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Camassia
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Erythronium
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