of the World
A genus of very showy plants from Southern Africa that
vary so widely in appearance and cultivation requirements
that it is difficult to generalize. The ones we offer this year,
however, are some of the easiest and most rewarding to
grow, and are suitable for the conservatory, container, or
out in the garden in mild climates. Zone 8-10. SHIPS
YEAR ROUND For a posting on Cyrtanthus see
6000 Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus ---- Each: $ 6.50
An evergreen species with bright red tubular flowers produced over a long
season in spring and summer.
6015 Cyrtanthus elatus x montanus ---- Each: $ 7.50
A hybrid of C. elatus and C. montanus, it has a more open umbel than C. elatus, but
the same vivid coloring. Very vigorous and easy to flower. Small bulbs.
6016 Cyrtanthus elatus Pink Form -- Each: $ 6.00 Small bulbs
Large umbels of deep pink flowers. Very vigorous.
6003 Cyrtanthus falcatus -- Not available this year
NEW -- Very dramatic, the flowers are held in a huge umbel, the stem making a turn so that
they face downward. Extremely beautiful. Small bulbs.
6005 Cyrtanthus herrei -- Not available this year
NEW - An outstanding Cyrtanthus from the arid northwestern Cape Province, this
beautiful species is large, growing up to 60cm and has beautiful twisted grey leaves and
umbels of bicolored flowers.
6001 Cyrtanthus loddigesanus -- Each: $ 8.50
NEW -- A beautiful Cyrtanthus with waxy white trumpets that are striped red. Very
fragrant. Bulbs are not mature.
6017 Cyrtanthus mackenii White -- Each: $ 7.50
Very pretty narrow trumpets flushed with pink at the base.
6019 Cyrtanthus mackenii Yellow -- Each: $ 7.50
A clear buttery yellow.
6010 Cyrtanthus sanguineus -- Each: $ 8.50
A very beautiful Cyrtanthus with large flared flowers that are a beautiful soft tomato red,
almost the color of tomato soup..
6012 Cyrtanthus smithiae -- Not available this year
From very dry regions in the eastern Cape Province of South Africa, this
beautiful species has white flowers striped pale pink. The foliage forms spirals, and is also
beautiful in itself.
6018 Cyrtanthus suaveolens ---- Not available this year
This lovely little Cyrtanthus has flowers that are yellow inside, orangey-red
outside. In addition, it has a strong spicy scent like cloves.
6400 Nerine angustifolia --- Each: $ 6.50
Very narrow grassy bright green foliage that stays evergreen in mild climates and
tall hairy stems with umbels of bright pink flowers with a deeper center.
Needs year-round moisture.
6401 Nerine flexuosa alba -- Not available this year
Glistening white umbels on this beautiful Nerine.
6401 Nerine gaberonensis -- Not available
This lovely small Nerine has dainty lavender pink flowers, each petal with a dark
central stripe. Very rare.
6403 Nerine gibsonii -- Each: $ 8.50
NEW -- A very rare Nerine with pale flowers and violet anthers. Needs moist
growing conditions. Leaves are like fine threads.
6445 Nerine huttoniae ---- Each: $ 9.50
The leaves of this uncommon species from the eastern Cape are almost
prostrate. The large flower umbel is pinkish-maroon. Summer-growing.
6440 Nerine humilis --- Each: $ 5.00 / 3 for $12.00
Umbels of frilled pink flowers on 8-12” stems. Winter-growing.
6441 Nerine krigei -- Each: $ 9.50
A summer-growing species, with large open umbels and spiral
6442 Nerine laticoma --- Each: $ 9.50
From dry regions in Namibia and Botswana, N. laticoma has a very
large umbel of beautiful pink flowers. Needs heat and a dry dormancy in winter.
6450 Nerine masoniorum ---- Each: $ 3.50/3 for $10.00
Summer-growing, with dense umbels of deep pink frilly flowers on 8-10"
stems. Needs year round moisture. Zone 7-10
6455 Nerine platypetala ---- Each: $ 8.50
An unusual Nerine that comes from swampy areas, flowering in
late summer. The pale pink petals are broad, and the flowering umbel held on a
6" stem. Very rare.
6460 Nerine sarniensis var. corusca major ----- Each: $ 7.50
Huge umbels of bright orange-scarlet flowers, the petals of which glitter as if
dusted with gold. They bloom late summer to fall after a dry summer rest. The
leaves appear after the flower and grow through the winter. An exceptional plant
for conservatory,container, or dry garden. Zone 8-10 (The close-up image
shows the sparkle)
6470 Nerine hybrid ‘Eos’ ---- Not available this year
Named after the Goddess of the Dawn, this lovely hybrid has giant umbels
of raspberry pink flowers, each petal having a light central stripe. Very vigorous
and blooms reliably. FEW
6472 Nerine hybrid ‘Baby Toes’ ---- Not available this year
NEW -- This lovely hybrid is pink as a newborn baby's toes.
6473 Nerine hybrid ‘Peppermint’ ---- Each: $ 8.50
The best hybrid in our collection with huge umbels striped pink
and white like a peppermint candy. Bulbs are not mature.
6471 Nerine hybrid 'Venus' --- Each: $ 7.50
A beautiful hybrid with deep rose flowers, each petal frilled and ruffled. Very easy.
NOTE: The parentage of the Nerine hybrids includes N. bowdenii, making them
hardy to Zone 7.
A genus of outstanding bulbs from Southern Africa, with
flowers of such exceptional beauty that they have been
favorites of gardeners since the 17th Century. They
come from a wide geographical area and can be
summer-growing, winter-growing, or evergreen,
depending upon the species and its origin. They are
generally easy to care for, and are suitable as garden
plants in many parts of the U.S. SHIPS YEAR-ROUND
For a posting on Nerine see www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com
Bulbs of Southern Africa
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