|Bulbs of Central
5600 Bessera elegans Coral Drops ( Alliaceae) --- Not available this year
A stunningly beautiful Mexican bulb with umbels of large red-orange flowers that
are like open parasols. Summer-growing, dry in winter.
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
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
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: $25.00
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) --- Not available this year
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. -- Not available
NEW -- Beautiful deep pink tubular flowers, similar to S. tubiflora but these are
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.
Bessera elegans Purple Form
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