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 www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com
6000 Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus ---- Each: $ 6.50
An evergreen species with bright red tubular flowers produced over a long
season in spring and summer.
6002 Cyrtanthus brevifolius -- Not available this year
NEW -- Large buttery yellow flowers on this lovely Cyrtanthus.
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.
6016 Cyrtanthus elatus Pink Form -- Not available this year
Large umbels of deep pink flowers. Very vigorous.
6003 Cyrtanthus falcatus -- Not available this year
Very dramatic, the flowers are held in a huge umbel, the stem making a turn so that they face
downward. Extremely beautiful. Small bulbs.
6004 Cyrtanthus helictus -- Each: $ 7.50 Small bulbs
NEW -- A lovely small Cyrtanthus with curly leaves and beautifully formed flowers that
are white striped with pink. Needs dry growing conditions.
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: $ 9.50
NEW -- A beautiful Cyrtanthus with waxy white trumpets that are striped red. Very
fragrant. Bulbs are not mature.
6017 Cyrtanthus mackenii White -- Not available this year
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 -- Each: $12.50
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
6017 Cyrtanthus spiralis -- Each: $ 7.50 Small bulbs
NEW -- An extremely rare species, this delightful Cyrtanthus has spirally twisted leaves
that emerge soon after the flower scape develops. Flowers are deep red. Reputed to be
difficult in cultivation, I have not had any problems growing it in pumice. Dormant in
summer. Small seedling bulbs.
6018 Cyrtanthus suaveolens ---- Each: $ 8.50
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 --- Not available thus year
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 filifolia -- Each: $ 6.50
This lovely small Nerine has dainty rosy pink pink flowers, each petal with a frilly
6403 Nerine gibsonii -- Each: $ 6.50 FEW AVAILABLE
NEW -- A very rare Nerine with pink or pale lavender flowers and violet anthers.
Needs moist growing conditions. Leaves are like fine threads.
6445 Nerine huttoniae ---- Not available this year
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
Umbels of frilled pink flowers on 8-12” stems. Winter-growing.
6441 Nerine krigei -- Not available this year
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 $ 9.00
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.
6456 Nerine rehmannii -- Not available this year
NEW -- A very rare and very, very tiny Nerine from Swaziland. This little Nerine
only grows about 4-5" with umbels of white flowers and lavender anthers. Very
charming. Summer growing.
6460 Nerine sarniensis var. corusca major ----- Each: $ 6.50
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
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’ ---- Each: $ 7.50
NEW -- This lovely hybrid is pink as a newborn baby's toes.
6473 Nerine hybrid ‘Peppermint’ ---- Each: $ 7.50 FEW
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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Cyrtanthus herrei leaves
Cyrtanthus spiralis leaves