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Flowers. Photo from R. V. Roger

Foliage. Photo from R. V. Roger

Form

Plant Name

Freesia speciosa 'Chiron'

Common Name

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Soil

Sand and Gravel

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Moist

Plant Type

Perennial Corm

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet)

10 x 20 (25 x 50)

Foliage

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

Flower Colour in Month(s). Seed

Single-flowered, dark red on a pale yellow centre in April-May

Comment

Plant against South-facing House Wall in Southern England during September where temperatures do not go below 0 degrees Centigrade during the winter. Set 2 inches (5 cms) deep in average and sandy or graveley soils, 3 inches (7.5 cms) apart. Mulch with 3 inches (7.5 cms) of organic compost to conserve moisture in the autumn, remove mulch during the summer. Leave undisturbed for years; move during their dormant period during the summer.

In colder areas, lift corms after foliage dies, store overwinter, and replant in the spring.

Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

 

Available from
R. V. Roger in the UK

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Single Flower. Photo from R. V. Roger

Single Leaf

Fruit

 

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Introduction

FLOWER COLOUR
(o)Bicolour
(o)Blue
(o)Green
(o)Orange
(o)Pink
(o)Purple
(o)Red
(o)Unusual Colours
(o)White
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(o)Green 1
(o)Green 2
(o)Green 3
Other Colour

FORM
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7 Flower Colours per Month in Colour Wheel below in BULB, CORM, RHIZOME and TUBER GALLERY.

Click on Black or White box in Colour of Month.

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Late Summer INDEX link to Bulb Description Page

Flower Colour with Link to Flower Colour Comparison Page

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Flowering Months

Height x Width in inches (cms) -
1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot,
36 inches = 3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms

Foliage Colour

Foliage Thumbnail

Comments

Bulb Use

Acis autumnalis
- autumn

White

aciscfloautumnalervroger

August, September,
October

4-6 x 4
(10-15 x 10)

Dark Green grass-like foliage, often being produced shortly after the flower spike.

 

Autumn Snow-flake
Quite different from other species in that in autumn it throws up leafless stems from which it bears 2-4 bell shaped white flowers, often with red bases to them. The foliage is grass like. The whole plant looks quite reed-like.

Plant with 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) of soil over the tops of the bulbs towards the front of a border in an area where they can be left undis-turbed.

Acis autumnalis pulchellum - autumn

White

aciscfloautumnalepulchellumrvroger

August, September,
October

8 x 4
(20 x 10)

Dark Green grass-like foliage being produced at the same time as the flower spike.

 

Snowflake.

Adequate moisture should be given during the growing season only.

Acis autumnale 'September Snow' - autumn

White

aciscfloautumnaleseptembersnowrvroger

September,
October

4 x 2
(10 x 5)

Dark Green grass-like foliage being produced at the same time as the flower spike.

 

Easy to grow and quite vigorous.

Requires excellent drainage.

Acis valentinum
- autumn

White

aciscflovalentinumrvroger1

February, March,
April, May

10 x 12
(25 x 30)

Thin Grey-Green being produced after the flower spike.

 

After flowering thin, grey-green leaves are produced. This benefits from a winter mulch to protect it from the worst of the weather.

Grows in open, calcareous, stony and rocky places, hill slopes generally not far away from the coastline and often facing the sea.

Allium callimis-chon callimis-chon - autumn

White with Red stripes

alliumcflocallimischoncallimischonrvroger

September, October,
November

6-12 x 12 (15-30 x 30)

Green cylindrical and hollow leaves

 

Native of the Pelo-ponnese. Plant at soil level and 4 inches (10 cms) apart. All Alliums have the distinctive onion smell, both in the foliage and bulb. This smell can be used to reduce aphid infestations on flowers by planting 1 each side of the infected plant.

These unusual autumn flowering species are ideal on a scree or rockery in full sun. They are hardy and also make nice pot specimens in a cold greenhouse.

Babiana stricta
- tender

Pale Cream through Purple, Mauve and Blue and Crimson

 

March, April, May

 

 

 

 

 

Biarum bovei
- autumn

Dark Green to Dark Brown Spathe

 

September, October, November

 

 

 

 

 

Biarum ochridense
- autumn

Light Green with
Purple-Brown interior
Spathe

 

September, October

 

 

 

 

 

Biarum tenuifolium
- autumn

Pale Green with Purple Flush Spathe

 

July, August, September, October, November

 

 

 

 

 

Biarum tenuifolium var. abbrev-iatum - autumn

Bright Green with
Blackish-Purple
interior Spathe

 

September

 

 

 

 

 

Ery-thronium
dens-canis

White,
Pink or Lilac

 

April, May, June

 

 

 

 

 

Ery-thronium
'Pagoda'

Sulphur-Yellow

 

April, May, June

 

 

 

 

 

Ery-thronium
tuolum-nense

Bright Yellow

 

April, May, June

 

 

 

 

 

Ferraria crispa
- tender

Dark Brown, Maroon and Black

ferrariacflocrisparvroger

October, November, December

16-20 x 16 ( 40-50 x 40)

2 or 3 stems enclosed by light green foliage which clasps the stem. Leaves overlap each other being up to 12 inches long, shorter further up the stem, with the uppermost being bractlike and surrounding the flowers.

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The 2 inch diameter flowers which are dark brown, maroon to almost black may last only one day, but the plant will continue to produce flowers for several weeks from October to early December.

It grows in dunes and sandy places in South Africa, where it flowers from October to early December. Grow in container and put in frost-free conditions during Autumn and Winter. Suitable for coastal conditions in stony or sandy soil.

Freesia alba
- tender

Fragrant White
with a
Creamy-Yellow centre.

freesiacfloalbarvroger

March,
April,
May.

8-17 x 4
(21-42 x 9)

Green

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Native to South Africa. Main attraction with these bulbs is the sweet fragrance that fills the room.

Plant 5cm (2”) deep in a loam-based compost mixed with one-third sharp sand in a pot. Keep at 5C and water sparingly until growth begins. Once 7-8 leaves have appeared feed with a foliar feed every two weeks to encourage spectacular flowering. Bring indoors when nightime temperature drops below 9 degrees Centigrade. Excellent house plants and cut flowers.

Freesia ander-soniae
- tender

Fragrant, Cream to Purple with yellow.

freesiacfloandersoniaervroger

April, May.

8 x 4
(21 x 9 )

Dark Green

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Plant against South-facing House Wall in Southern England during September where temp-eratures do not go below 0 degrees Centigrade during the winter. Set 2 inches (5 cms) deep in average and sandy or graveley soils, 3 inches (7.5 cms) apart. Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Freesia corymbosa
- tender

Fragrant, Pale yellow with bright yellow-orange markings.

freesiacflocorymbosarvroger

April, May.

12 x 24
(30 x 60)

Erect, spiral dark green fan, 10 inches long.

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Native to eastern Cape Province of South Africa.

Mulch with 3 inches (7.5 cms) of organic compost to conserve moisture in the autumn, remove mulch during the summer. Leave undisturbed for years; move during their dormant period during the summer. Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Freesia elimensis
- tender

Fragrant Ivory White with mauve reverse and yellow markings.

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April, May.

6-12 x 6
(15-30 x 15)

Dark Green

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Native to South Africa.

A sweet scent particularly in the evening.

In colder areas, lift corms after foliage dies, store overwinter, and replant in the spring.

Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Freesia speciosa 'Athene'
- tender

Fragrant Ivory-White
with a Yellow throat.

freesiacfloathenervroger

April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

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Introduced in 1957 and received an 'Award of Merit' in 1962.

Very fragrant.

Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Freesia speciosa 'Ballerina'
- tender

Fragrant Ivory-White.

freesiacfloballerinarvroger

April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

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Very fragrant.

Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Freesia speciosa 'Bloem-fontein'
- tender

Dusky Pink on a
Yellow centre.

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April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

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Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Freesia speciosa 'Chiron'
- tender

Dark Red on a pale
Yellow centre.

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April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

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Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Freesia speciosa 'Clazina'
- tender

Lemon Yellow.

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April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

 

 

Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Freesia speciosa 'Corona'
- tender

Yellow.

freesiacflocoronarvroger

April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

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Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Freesia speciosa 'Diana'
- tender

White.

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April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

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Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Freesia speciosa 'Epona'
- tender

Red.

freesiacfloeponarvroger

April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

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Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Freesia speciosa 'Fantasy'
- tender

Creamy-White.

freesiacflofantasyrvroger

April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

freesiacfolfantasyrvroger1

 

Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Freesia speciosa 'Golden Melody'
- tender

Buttercup Yellow.

freesiacflogoldenmelodyrvroger

April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

freesiacfolgoldenmelodyrvroger1

 

Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Freesia speciosa 'Jessica'
- tender

Purple-Red.

freesiacflojessicarvroger

April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

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Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Freesia speciosa 'Mag-dalena'
- tender

Yellow.

freesiacflomagdalenarvroger

April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

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Excellent house plants and cut flowers, also in rock garden next to house wall.

Ixia 'Blue Bird' - tender

Pale Blue and Purple

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June, July

16 x 12
(39 x 30)

3-5 erect, narrow, sword-shaped, dark green leaves per corm

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Corn Lilies are half-hardy plants grown for their star shaped flowers, often with contrasting dark centres. The flowers are held on wiry stems above thin basal leaves, during June and July. You may get some leaves developing on the flower stems.

In very mild areas they can be planted out in March and then lifted in late summer when the foliage has died down. Other-wise treat as a green-
house or conserv-
atory plant and plant in pots in early autumn, using very well drained compost.

Ixia 'Castor' - tender

Violet Purple

ixiacflocastorrvroger

June, July

16 x 12
(39 x 30)

3-5 erect, narrow, sword-shaped, dark green leaves per corm

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Both in the open ground and in containers the corms should be allowed to become on the dry side after flowering; when the foliage dies, the water can be stopped.

Ixias grow well in containers and window boxes.

Ixia flexuosa - tender

Pinkish Mauve

ixiacfloflexuosarvroger

June, July

24 x 24
(60 x 60)

3-5 erect, narrow, sword-shaped, dark green leaves per corm

 

Wand Flower, Corn Lily.

The name is from the Greek ixos which is birdlime, and referring to the clammy sap of these plants.

 

Ixia 'Giant' - tender

Ivory and Purple

ixiacflogiantrvroger

June, July

16 x 12
(39 x 30)

3-5 erect, narrow, sword-shaped, dark green leaves per corm

 

They multiply easily when spaced 4-6 inches (10-15 cms) apart and in bold clumps, some 15-21 corms per clump for good effect.

 

Ixia 'Hogarth' - tender

Cream and Purple

ixiacflohogarthrvroger

June, July

16 x 12
(39 x 30)

3-5 erect, narrow, sword-shaped, dark green leaves per corm

 

Once a bed is establ-ished, the gardener will not need to purchase more corms.

 

Ixia 'Holland's Gloire'
- tender

Yellow

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July

16 x 12
(39 x 30)

3-5 erect, narrow, sword-shaped, dark green leaves per corm

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Plant the bulbs 5cm (2”) deep.

 

Ixia 'Mabel' - tender

Pink with Red Blush

ixiacflomabelrvroger

June, July

16 x 12
(39 x 30)

3-5 erect, narrow, sword-shaped, dark green leaves per corm

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Where the ground does not freeze, they can be left in the ground and protected against mild frost by a mulch during the winter.

 

Ixia maculata - tender

Yellow with Purplish-
Black Blotches

ixiacflomaculatarvroger1

May, June

18 x 12
(45 x 30)

4 erect, narrow, sword-shaped, dark green leaves per corm

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Large flower clusters can carry up to 17 individual blooms.

 

Ixia 'Marquette' - tender

Yellow and Purple

ixiacflomarquettervroger

June, July

16 x 12
(39 x 30)

3-5 erect, narrow, sword-shaped, dark green leaves per corm

 

 

 

Ixia 'Rose Emperor'
- tender

Pink with
Purple centres

ixiacfloroseemperorrvroger

June, July

16 x 12
(39 x 30)

3-5 erect, narrow, sword-shaped, dark green leaves per corm

centaurea montana foliage

Sandy soil with good drainage and 1 inch (2.5 cms) deep coarse bark mulch

 

Ixia 'Titia' - tender

Magenta

ixiacflotitiarvroger1

June, July

16 x 12
(39 x 30)

3-5 erect, narrow, sword-shaped, dark green leaves per corm

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Ixia 'Venus' - tender

Dark Red

ixiacflovenusrvroger

June, July

16 x 12
(39 x 30)

3-5 erect, narrow, sword-shaped, dark green leaves per corm

 

 

 

Ixia 'Vulcan' - tender

Pink and Purple

ixiacflovulcanrvroger

June, July

16 x 12
(39 x 30)

3-5 erect, narrow, sword-shaped, dark green leaves per corm

ixiacfolvulcanrvroger1

 

 

Ixia 'Yellow Emperor'
- tender

Yellow with
Purple centre

ixiacfloyellowemperorrvroger

June, July

16 x 12
(39 x 30)

3-5 erect, narrow, sword-shaped, dark green leaves per corm

ixiacfolyellowemperorrvroger1

 

 

Lachenalia aloides -
tender

Green, Crimson and
Yellow tips

lachenaliacfloaloidesrvroger

March, April, May

10 x 12
(25 x 30)

2 broad-to-lanceolate leaves which are dark green with purple markings

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Wild Hyacinth, Cape Cowslip, Leopard Lily.

They are not fully hardy so are best grown in pots in a green-
house in all but the warmest of gardens (in Southern England, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands). They do require full sun and very good drainage.

Lachenalia aloides
aurea - tender

Yellow

lachenaliacfloaloidesaurearvroger

March, April, May

10 x 12
(25 x 30)

2 broad-to-lanceolate leaves which are dark green with purple markings

lachenaliacforaloidesaurearvroger

Plant 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cms) deep and 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) apart in the ground, or 6 bulbs per 10 inch (25 cms) pot and 1.5 inches deep. The bulbs will not tolerate frost.

 

Lachenalia aloides
quadricolor - tender

Red, Yellow, Green
and Purple

lachenaliacfloaloidesquadricolorrvroger

March, April, May

8-12 x 12
(20-30 x 30)

2 broad-to-lanceolate leaves which are dark green with purple markings

lachenaliacfolaloidesquadricolorrvroger1

Sandy soil with good drainage and 1 inch (2.5 cms) deep coarse bark mulch if grown outside near a South-facing wall. 1 part Peat/ 1 part moss/4 parts sand mix for 10 inch (25 cms) pot.

Well worth growing but not hardy so grow indoors.

Lachenalia aloides
pearsonii - tender

Bright Orange edged
with Claret

lachenaliacfloaloidespearsoniirvroger

March, April, May

12-16 x 12 (30-40 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage and flower stems with brown markings

lachenaliacfolaloidespearsoniirvroger1

Moisture is required when in active growth, but withheld entirely when the foliage becomes brown.

 

Lachenalia aloides
vanzyliae - tender

Greenish-White

lachenaliacfloaloidesvanzyliaervroger

March, April, May

4-8 x 12
(10-20 x 30)

2 broad-to-lanceolate leaves which are dark green with purple markings

lachenaliacfolaloidesvanzyliaervroger1

 

Greenish-white flowers stand proud for a long season. Very robust. Easy to cultivate.

Lachenalia bulbifera
- tender

Coral-Red edged with Green or Purple

lachenaliacflobulbiferarvroger

March, April, May

6-15 x 12
(15-30 x 30)

2 broad-to-lanceolate leaves which are dark green with purple spots

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This bulb is a robust and striking species with orange flowers with green tips and mottled foliage. Recom-mended!

Useful as a cut flower.

Lachenalia contam-inata
- tender

White with Maroon tips and stripes

lachenaliacflocontaminatarvroger

April, May

6 x 12
(15 x 30)

Grass-like in appearance and plain Green

lachenaliacfolcontaminatarvroger1

 

 

Lachenalia elegans
- tender

Blue shading to Rose
and White

lachenaliacfloelegansrvroger

March, April, May

7-9 x 12 (17.5-22.5 x 30)

Mid-Green

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This bulb is an excellent performer in pots.

Lachenalia 'Fransie'
- tender

Pink shading to Yellow with Maroon tips

lachenaliacflofransiervroger

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with mid-Green stems spotted Purple

lachenaliacfolfransiervroger1

This bulb is one of an exciting new range of named hybrids, character-ised by the much larger flowers they produce. This variety has lovely yellow shaded to pink flowers, with maroon tips.

 

Lachenalia glaucina var. pallida - tender

Cream with a Yellow or Pale Green Hue

lachenaliacfloglaucinavarpallidarvroger

March, April, May

8 x 12
(20 x 30)

Dark Green foliage slightly mottled Purple with pale Green flower stems

lachenaliacfolglaucinavarpallidarvroger1

This bulb is a variable species, with flowers that can be either cream or yellow. With time they fade to a very attractive dull red.

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Lachenalia juncifolia
- tender

White tinged Red

lachenaliacflojuncifoliarvroger1a

March, April, May

6 x 12
(15 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with mid-Green stems

lachenaliacfoljuncifoliarvroger1

This bulb is a dwarf species that multiplies rapidly.

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Lachenalia 'Namakwa'
- tender

Orange fading to Yellow, with Pink tips

lachenaliacflonamakwarvroger

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Orange flower stems

lachenaliacfolnamakwarvroger1

 

 

Lachenalia nama-quensis
- tender

Blue shading to Magenta, White internally

lachenaliacflonamaquensisrvroger

March, April, May

6-8 x 12
(15-20 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage

lachenaliacfolnamaquensisrvroger1

This bulb is a very free-flowering species that is highly recom-mended. Spreads rapidly by means of long stolon-iferous roots.

 

Lachenalia 'Nova'
- tender

Bluish-Green

lachenaliacflonovarvroger

March, April, May

8 x 12
(20 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolnovarvroger1

Easy to grow.

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Lachenalia orthopetala
- tender

White

lachenaliacfloorthopetalarvroger

March, April, May

10 x 12
(25 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolorthopetalarvroger1

This bulb is now very rare in the wild, due to modern farming techni-ques. Grassy foliage gives way to creamy white flowers on a purple stem, with orange pollen. Dramatic!

 

Lachenalia pustulata
- tender

Cream or Pale Yellow, to Pink or Blue

lachenaliacflopustulatarvroger

March

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolpustulatarvroger1

 

 

Lachenalia 'Robyn'
- tender

Red

lachenaliacflorobynrvroger

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolrobynrvroger1

 

 

Lachenalia 'Rolina'
- tender

Creamy-Yellow with Pink shading and White tips

lachenaliacflorolinarvroger

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolrolinarvroger1

Who sells it?

 

Lachenalia 'Romaud'
- tender

Buttercup-Yellow with Creamy-White tips

lachenaliacfloromaudrvroger

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolromaudrvroger1

 

 

Lachenalia 'Romelia'
- tender

Light Yellow with Pink shading and Mauve tips

lachenaliacfloromeliarvroger

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolromeliarvroger1

A sturdy and vigorous variety.

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Lachenalia 'Ronina'
- tender

Yellow

lachenaliacfloroninarvroger

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolroninarvroger1

 

 

Lachenalia 'Rosabeth'
- tender

Red outer petals, inside is Yellow fading to Green
with Purple tips

lachenaliacflorosabethrvroger

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green with Purple spots foliage with Red flower stems

lachenaliacfolrosabethrvroger1

 

 

Lachenalia rosea
- tender

Blue through to Pink with Rose-Pink inside

lachenaliacflorosearvroger

March, April, May

10 x 12
(25 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with light Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolrosearvroger1

As the name would suggest, the inside of these flowers is indeed a gorgeous rose pink. The outside varies from blue through to pink. A very charming species when in full flower.

 

Lachenalia 'Rupert'
- tender

Lilac-Purple spotted with light Pink on tips

lachenaliacflorupertrvroger

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with light Purple flower stems

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This bulb is an absolutely stunning hybrid, with large lilac-purple flowers spotted with light pink on the tips. Highly recomm-ended.

 

Lachenalia splendida
- tender

Blue shaded Lilac, darker Lilac internally

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March, April, May

10 x 12
(25 x 30)

Light Green foliage with light Green spotted Purple flower stems

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This bulb is very attractive and free-flowering.

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Lachenalia unifolia
- tender

White with Blue shading

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May

10-12 x 12 (20-30 x 30)

Light Green foliage with light Green spotted Purple flower stems

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This bulb is another species that requires excellent drainage, so mix plenty of sharp sand or horti-cultural grit into the planting mixture. This species has only 1 leaf (rarely 2). Plant reaches a height of 6 inches.

 

Lachenalia viridiflora
- tender

Blue-Green to Turquoise

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March, April, May

8 x 12
(20 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with light Green flower stems

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This bulb is a superb species with blue-green to turquoise flowers. Quite spect-acular when in full flower!

 

Lachenalia zeyheri
- tender

White, then fade to
Reddish-Pink

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March, April, May

4-8 x 12
(10-20 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Pink flower stems

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This bulb has proven itself in cultivation.

Well suited to pot cultivation.

Leuco-coryne 'Andes'

Mauve with Purple
centre

 

May, June

 

 

 

 

 

Leuco-coryne 'Caravelle'

Mauve with Plum
centre

 

April

 

 

 

 

 

Massonia echinata

White fading to Pink

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February

2 x 10
(5 x 25)

2 wide green leaves about 5 inches long, which lie flat on the ground.

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Hedgehog Lily. In well-drained soil (sand) where there is no danger of frost from January onwards (Channel Islands?), otherwise grow in mixture of 2 parts topsoil, 3 parts peat moss and 7 parts sharp builder's sand in wide pots. Place shards of broken clay pots in the bottom to ensure good drainage.

Makes an attractive and unusual late winter flowering pot. Full Sun in a Conservatory in the UK, where temperatures do not fall below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mela-sphaerula ramosa

Pale Yellow

 

April, May, June

 

 

 

 

 

Oxalis hirta
'Gothen-burg' - tender

Magenta-Pink with
Yellow throat

 

September

 

 

 

 

 

Oxalis purpurea
- tender

Reddish-Purple with
Yellow tube

 

September, October,
November, December,
January

 

 

 

 

 

Oxalis lobata

Yellow

 

September

 

 

 

 

 

Oxalis obtusa

Pink with Yellow centre

 

May, June, July

 

 

 

 

 

Polyxena odorata
- tender

White

 

October, November

 

 

 

 

 

Polyxena paucifolia
- tender

Deep Lilac

 

October, November

 

 

 

 

 

Sparaxis grandiflora acutiloba - tender

Golden-Yellow

 

April, May

 

 

 

 

 

Sparaxis meteler-kampiae
- tender

Deep Violet with
White markings

 

April, May

 

 

 

 

 

Sparaxis parviflora
- tender

Yellow and Cream with Purple flush

 

April, May, June

 

 

 

 

 

Sparaxis tricolor
- tender

Red, Orange, and Yellow to White with Red and Gold or Black throat

 

May, June, July

 

 

 

 

 

Tritonia crocata - tender

Pale Red

 

May, June

 

 

 

 

 

Tritonia crocata 'Bridal Veil'
- tender

White

 

May, June

 

 

 

 

 

Tritonia crocata 'Pink Sensation' - tender

Pink

 

May, June

 

 

 

 

 

Tritonia crocata 'Seren-dipity' - tender

Pale Red

 

May, June

 

 

 

 

 

Tritonia crocata 'Tangerine'
- tender

Orange

 

May, June

 

 

 

 

 

Veltheimia bracteata
- tender

Pale Rose with Green flecks at tip

 

December, January,
February, March

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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