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Flowers. Photo from R. V. Roger

Foliage. Photo from R. V. Roger

Form

Plant Name

Ixia 'Holland's Gloire'

Common Name

Wand Flower, Corn Lily.

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

Soil

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

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)

16 x 12 (39 x 30)

Foliage

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

Flower Colour in Month(s). Seed

Yellow flowers are born freely in July. Flower spike height 40cm (16 inches)

Comment

"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. Otherwise treat as a greenhouse or conservatory plant and plant in pots in early autumn, using very well drained compost. Plant the bulbs 5cm (2”) deep." from R.V. Roger.

R.V. Roger despatch these between July and September.

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. 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. Once a bed is established, the gardener will not need to purchase more corms. Where the ground does not freeze, they can be left in the ground and protected against mild frost by a mulch during the winter.

 

Available from
R. V. Roger in the UK

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Single Flower. Photo from R. V. Roger

Single Leaf

Fruit


Some of the Bulb Names in the Late Summer Index on the right have
'- tender' appended.
These are from the Winter Growing Bulbs subsection of the Late Summer Bulbs section from R.V. Roger :-
"Most of the species originate from the winter rainfall areas of southern Africa. They should not be considered as hardy although there are many instances of them over-wintering in sheltered well drained situations. By far the safest way is to grow them indoors in pots. The range of colours and fragrances is breathtaking, they add a real cheer to the early part of the year."

Some of the Bulb Names in the Late Summer Index on the right have
- autumn appended.
These are from the Autumn Flowering Bulbs subsection of the Late Summer Bulbs section from R.V. Roger :- "This much overlooked group of bulbs deserve to be planted much more often. They are seldom offered in any variety because of their short dormant season."
 

LATE SUMMER GALLERY PAGES
Site Map of pages with content (o)

Introduction

FLOWER COLOUR
(o)Bicolour
(o)Blue
(o)Green
(o)Orange
(o)Pink
(o)Purple
(o)Red
(o)Unusual Colours
(o)White
(o)Yellow

FOLIAGE COLOUR
(o)Green 1
(o)Green 2
(o)Green 3
Other Colour

FORM
Mat-forming
Prostrate
Mound-forming
Spreading
(o)Clump-forming
(o)Stemless
(o)Upright

 

BULB, CORM, RHIZOME AND TUBER INDEX - There are over 700 bulbs in the bulb galleries. The respective flower thumbnail, months of flowering, height and width,
foliage thumbnail,
form thumbnail
use and
comments are in the relevant index page below:-
(o): A
(o): B
(o): C
(o): D
(o): E
(o): F
(o): G
(o): H
(o): I
....: J
....: K
(o): L
(o): M
(o): N
(o): O
(o): P
....: Q
....: R
(o): S
(o): T
....: U
(o): V
....: W
(o): XYZ
 


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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The Gladiolus compared in this gallery are detailed in Bulb Gladiolus Gallery.

 

Besides the above Bulb Flower Colour Comparison Pages, you also have the following Comparison Pages:-

...Bulb Flower Shape -
7 pages of Number of Petals ......
5 petals,
23 pages of Flower Shape .........
Stars and
7 pages of Natural Arrangements
Drumstick

...Bulb Form
-
7 pages of Bulb Form ...
Clump-forming
 

...Bulb Use -
33 pages of Bulb Use ...
Mass Planting,
Groundcover,
Grow in Patio Pot and
Use in Coastal Conditions
 

...Bulb Preferred Soil
5 pages of Soil preferred by Bulb ...
Chalk

Late Summer INDEX link to Bulb Description Page

Flower Colour with Link to Flower Colour Comparison Page

Flower Thumbnail

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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March, April, May

6-18 x 4 (15-45 x 9)

Lanceolate to sword-shaped 5 inches long, 0.5 inches wide, green

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Set 6 inches (15 cms) deep in average and sandy soils, a little shallower in heavy clay - put 2 inches (5 cms) of sand surrounding bulb to prevent rotting - soils, 6 inches (15 cms) apart.

Mulch with 3 inches (7.5 cms) of organic compost to conserve moisture in the summer, remove mulch during autumn and winter. Leave undisturbed for years.
Grow Baboon flower in pots with John Innes No 3 compost in a cool greenhouse

Biarum bovei
- autumn

Dark Green to Dark Brown Spathe

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September, October, November

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

The 5-10 light Green leaves produced are 1 inch wide and 2-4 inches long, the stalk up to 6 inches long.

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Can be planted beside a path in a rock garden where it is is a rocky, sandy location in full sun in Southern England.

Biarum is a group of unusual looking bulbs, grown for their weird and wonderful spathes that are produced in autumn, close to ground level. Not fully hardy so these are best grown in pots in a greenhouse

Biarum ochridense
- autumn

Light Green with
Purple-Brown interior
Spathe

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September, October

3-4 x 12 (7.5-10 x 30)

The 5-10 light Green leaves produced are 1 inch wide and 2-4 inches long, the stalk up to 6 inches long.

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This bulb has small green spathes with purple-brown interior, and long grey spadix. Flowers are produced before the leaves in September and October.

Native to the Mediter-ranean. They are found in rocky places where there is an accumulation of soil.

Biarum tenuifolium
- autumn

Pale Green with Purple Flush Spathe

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July, August, September, October, November

10 x 12
(25 x 30)

The 5-10 bright Green leaves produced are 1 inch wide and 6-8 inches long, the stalk up to 6 inches long.

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Not fully hardy so these are best grown in pots in a green-house.

They can withstand frost down to 25 degrees Fahrenheit, so mulch with 3 inches (7.5 cms) of fallen leaves during the winter before removing that mulch in April.

Biarum tenuifolium var. abbrev-iatum - autumn

Bright Green with
Blackish-Purple
interior Spathe

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September

9 x 12 (22.5 x 30)

The 5-10 bright Green leaves produced are 1 inch wide and 6-8 inches long, the stalk up to 6 inches long.

 

This bulb "produces short greenish spathes which are strongly hooded at the top. The spathes are produced at ground level and then are followed by bright green leaves. This species will grow outdoors in a sheltered, sunny spot.

The majority of Biarum are unpleasant to smell, but this attracts their pollinators - flies and crawling insects. Plant 2 inches (5 cms) deep and 4-6 inches (10-15 cms) apart.

Ery-thronium
dens-canis

White,
Pink or Lilac

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April, May, June

6 x 5
(15 x 12)

Mid-Green marbled purplish-Brown

 

Grow under deciduous trees/shrubs, in a rock garden, or naturalize in thin grass. Plant bulbs 5 inches (12.5 cms) deep in the autumn in soil that does not dry out.

Erythroniums fit in naturally with Trilliums, Galanthus, Hepatica, Helleborus, Hosta, Pulmonaria, Cyclamen coum and Cyclamen hederifolium. Ideally they like a soil which will dry out in Summer although many will do very well in a normal shady bed or border.

Ery-thronium
'Pagoda'

Sulphur-Yellow

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April, May, June

12 x 4
(30 x 9)

Bronze-mottled, glossy, deep green

 

It is common for them not to flower in their first year of planting but patience will be rewarded with beautifully delicate blooms in early to mid spring.

Must receive adequate moisture during early spring when the foliage is making growth. Appreciates additional dressings of fallen leaves when the plant is in woodland gardens.

Ery-thronium
tuolum-nense

Bright Yellow

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April, May, June

12 x 4
(30 x 10)

Wavy-margined, pale to mid-green.

 

The Ery-thronium tuolum-nense has up to 7 clear yellow flowers which are held above clean, bright green leaves. Forms a large clump and always looks impressive.

The broad, often mottled leaves appear first and then the wiry flower stems will come through from the middle. Each flower stem will have 1-10 downward pointing flowers, with reflexed petals. Plant them at least 10cm (4”) deep in good, rich soil.

Ferraria crispa
- tender

Dark Brown, Maroon and Black

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

Plant against South-facing House Wall in Southern England during September where temperatures do not go below 0 degrees Centigrade during the winter.

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

Freesia speciosa 'Corona'
- tender

Yellow.

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April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

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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 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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Mulch with 3 inches (7.5 cms) of organic compost to conserve moisture in the autumn, remove mulch during the summer.

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

Freesia speciosa 'Epona'
- tender

Red.

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April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

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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 speciosa 'Fantasy'
- tender

Creamy-White.

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April, May.

10 x 20
(25 x 50)

Dark Green foliage held in fan shape

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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 'Golden Melody'
- tender

Buttercup Yellow.

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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 'Jessica'
- tender

Purple-Red.

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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 'Mag-dalena'
- tender

Yellow.

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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.

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Ixia 'Venus' - tender

Dark Red

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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

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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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Ixia 'Yellow Emperor'
- tender

Yellow with
Purple centre

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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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Lachenalia aloides -
tender

Green, Crimson and
Yellow tips

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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

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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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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

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March, April, May

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

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

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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

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March, April, May

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

Mid-Green foliage and flower stems with brown markings

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

 

Lachenalia aloides
vanzyliae - tender

Greenish-White

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March, April, May

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

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

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

Lachenalia bulbifera
- tender

Coral-Red edged with Green or Purple

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March, April, May

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

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

lachenaliacfolbulbiferarvroger1a1a

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

lachenaliacflocontaminatarvroger1a1

April, May

6 x 12
(15 x 30)

Grass-like in appearance and plain Green

lachenaliacfolcontaminatarvroger1a1a

 

 

Lachenalia elegans
- tender

Blue shading to Rose
and White

lachenaliacfloelegansrvroger1a1

March, April, May

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

Mid-Green

lachenaliacfolelegansrvroger1a1a

 

This bulb is an excellent performer in pots.

Lachenalia 'Fransie'
- tender

Pink shading to Yellow with Maroon tips

lachenaliacflofransiervroger1a1

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with mid-Green stems spotted Purple

lachenaliacfolfransiervroger1a1a

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

lachenaliacfloglaucinavarpallidarvroger1a

March, April, May

8 x 12
(20 x 30)

Dark Green foliage slightly mottled Purple with pale Green flower stems

lachenaliacfolglaucinavarpallidarvroger1a1a

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.

Who sells it?

 

Lachenalia juncifolia
- tender

White tinged Red

lachenaliacflojuncifoliarvroger1a2a

March, April, May

6 x 12
(15 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with mid-Green stems

lachenaliacfoljuncifoliarvroger1a1a

This bulb is a dwarf species that multiplies rapidly.

Who sells it?

 

Lachenalia 'Namakwa'
- tender

Orange fading to Yellow, with Pink tips

lachenaliacflonamakwarvroger1a1

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Orange flower stems

lachenaliacfolnamakwarvroger1a1a

Requires 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.

Lachenalia nama-quensis
- tender

Blue shading to Magenta, White internally

lachenaliacflonamaquensisrvroger1a1

March, April, May

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

Mid-Green foliage

lachenaliacfolnamaquensisrvroger1a1a

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

lachenaliacflonovarvroger1a

March, April, May

8 x 12
(20 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolnovarvroger1a1a

Easy to grow.

Who sells it?

 

Lachenalia orthopetala
- tender

White

lachenaliacfloorthopetalarvroger1a

March, April, May

10 x 12
(25 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolorthopetalarvroger1a1a

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

lachenaliacflopustulatarvroger1a

March

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolpustulatarvroger1a1a

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 'Robyn'
- tender

Red

lachenaliacflorobynrvroger1a

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolrobynrvroger1a1a

 

Wild Hyacinth, Cape Cowslip, Leopard Lily.

Lachenalia 'Rolina'
- tender

Creamy-Yellow with Pink shading and White tips

lachenaliacflorolinarvroger1a

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolrolinarvroger1a1a

Who sells it?

 

Lachenalia 'Romaud'
- tender

Buttercup-Yellow with Creamy-White tips

lachenaliacfloromaudrvroger2a

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolromaudrvroger1a1a

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

 

Lachenalia 'Romelia'
- tender

Light Yellow with Pink shading and Mauve tips

lachenaliacfloromeliarvroger1a

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolromeliarvroger1a1a

A sturdy and vigorous variety.

Who sells it?

 

Lachenalia 'Ronina'
- tender

Yellow

lachenaliacfloroninarvroger1a

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolroninarvroger1a1a

R.V. Roger despatch these between July and September.

 

Lachenalia 'Rosabeth'
- tender

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

lachenaliacflorosabethrvroger1a

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green with Purple spots foliage with Red flower stems

lachenaliacfolrosabethrvroger1a1a

 

 

Lachenalia rosea
- tender

Blue through to Pink with Rose-Pink inside

lachenaliacflorosearvroger1a

March, April, May

10 x 12
(25 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with light Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolrosearvroger1a1a

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

lachenaliacflorupertrvroger1a

March, April, May

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with light Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolrupertrvroger1a1a

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

lachenaliacflosplendidarvroger1a2a

March, April, May

10 x 12
(25 x 30)

Light Green foliage with light Green spotted Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolsplendidarvroger1a1a

This bulb is very attractive and free-flowering.

Who sells it?

 

Lachenalia unifolia
- tender

White with Blue shading

lachenaliacflounifoliarvroger1a

May

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

Light Green foliage with light Green spotted Purple flower stems

lachenaliacfolunifoliarvroger1a1a

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

lachenaliacfloviridiflorarvroger1a

March, April, May

8 x 12
(20 x 30)

Mid-Green foliage with light Green flower stems

lachenaliacfolviridiflorarvroger1a1a

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

lachenaliacflozeyherirvroger1a

March, April, May

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

Mid-Green foliage with Pink flower stems

lachenaliacfolzeyherirvroger1a1a

This bulb has proven itself in cultivation.

Well suited to pot cultivation.

Leuco-coryne 'Andes'

Mauve with Purple
centre

leucocorynecfloandesrvroger1a1

May, June

10-14 x 4 (25-35 x 10)

Grass-like green foliage varies in length from 6-12 inches. Often they are just maturing or even have died down by going yellow by the time the first flowers are seen.

leucocorynecfolandesrvroger1a1a

A small genus of only 12 species from the winter rainfall regions of South America. These make excellent pot plants in a loam compost, and long lasting, scented cut flower.

The loose umbels of flower heads are borne prettily on the tall slender stems.

Leuco-coryne 'Caravelle'

Mauve with Plum
centre

leucocorynecflocaravellervroger1a1

April

12-16 x 4 (30-40 x 10)

Grass-like green foliage varies in length from 6-12 inches.

leucocorynecfolcaravellervroger1a1a

Sweetly scented. Pointed shiny Mauve petals with a Plum centre in April.

Stop watering after the flowers have finished.

Massonia echinata

White fading to Pink

massoniacflo1echinatarvroger1a

February

2 x 10
(5 x 25)

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

massoniacfolechinatarvroger1a1a

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

melasphaerulacfloramosarvroger1a

April, May, June

12 x 3-6 (30 x 7.5-15)

The green foliage is Iris-like, arranged in a fan at the base of the flowering stalk.

melasphaerulacfolramosarvroger1a1a1

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.
This bulb has tall, elegant flower sprays, which carry many tiny beautiful yellow flowers with a slight scent. Lasts very well as cut flower.

Oxalis hirta
'Gothen-burg' - tender

Magenta-Pink with
Yellow throat

oxaliscflohirtagothenburgrvroger1a1

September

8 x 4
(20 x 10)

Light green clover-like foliage, often twisting and closing at night or on very hot days. The foliage is not present during the late autumn and winter, when the plant is dormant.

oxaliscfolhirtagothenburgrvroger1a1a1

Oxalis is an enormous family of plants from all over the globe. These in this Gallery are a selection of winter-growing varieties. All are easy to grow and very rewarding with very long flowering times.

This is good for hanging baskets. Plant 1 inch (2.5 cms) deep and 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) apart.

There are approximately 1919 species.

Oxalis purpurea
- tender

Reddish-Purple with
Yellow tube

oxaliscflopurpurearvroger1a1

September, October,
November, December,
January

0.5-2 x 4 (1.25-5 x 10)

Light green clover-like foliage, often twisting and closing at night or on very hot days.

oxaliscfolpurpurearvroger1a1a1

This has large flowers in a variety of bright colours.
This is good for hanging baskets.

Requires well-drained Sandy poor soil, but does not perform well in heavy clays.

Oxalis lobata

Yellow

oxaliscflolobatarvroger1a

September

4 x 4
(10 x 10)

Small tufts of light green clover-like leaves appear in spring and then die down for several months, before re-appearing in early autumn at the same time as the bright yellow funnel-shaped flowers.

oxaliscfollobatarvroger1a1a1

Foliage is absent in the winter. Mat-forming habit. Deep mulch after autumn foliage has died down to prevent the bulb being frozen.

Frost hardy, this will withstand temperatures down to -5c.

This is good for hanging baskets. Plant 1 inch (2.5 cms) deep and 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) apart.

Oxalis obtusa

Telos Rare Bulbs in USA have other Oxalis varieties for sale from
Oxalis A-F,
Oxalis G-O and
Oxalis P-Z pages.

Pink with Yellow centre

oxaliscfloobtusarvroger1a1

May, June, July

10 x 10
(25 x 25)

Light green clover-like foliage with a silver gloss, often twisting and closing at night or on very hot days. The foliage is not present during the late autumn and winter, when the plant is dormant.

oxaliscfolobtusarvroger1a1a1

This is a variable winter-growing oxalis from South Africa which produces delicate flowers in a range of pinks and apricots which last for ages. Do not feed to keep the leaves contained.

This is suitable between paving, massed at the front of a low border or in a wall and rock garden, also suitable for window-boxes. Plant 1 inch (2.5 cms) deep and 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) apart.

Polyxena odorata
- tender

White

polyxenacfloodoratarvroger1a

October, November

5 x 2
(12.5 x 5)

Light Green, erect, 0.25 inches wide and 4-5 inches high, foliage

polyxenacfolodoratarvroger1a1a1

Polyxena is a small family of very dwarf bulbs suited to pot culture in a frost-free situation. Can start to flower in the autumn soon after potting. Very uncommon and well worth growing.

This is suitable for hanging baskets in the summer and in coldframes for the rest of the year. Plant 1 inch (2.5 cms) deep and 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cms) apart. Can be grown outside in the Channel Islands in sandy soil. Moisture is needed in early spring, with little or none needed after the foliage dies back in late autumn.

Polyxena paucifolia
- tender

Deep Lilac

polyxenacflopaucifoliarvroger1a

October, November

2-3 x 12 (5-7.5 x 30)

Light Green, erect, 1 inch wide and 4-6 inches in length, foliage

polyxenacfolpaucifoliarvroger1a1a1

This bulb has clusters of starry-like deep lilac flowers produced at the base of the strappy green foliage.

This is suitable for hanging baskets in the summer and in coldframes for the rest of the year.

Sparaxis grandiflora acutiloba - tender

Golden-Yellow

sparaxiscflograndifloraacutilobarvroger1a

April, May

4-10 x 12 (10-25 x 30)

Flat, stiff and rather tough dark Green leaves 8 inches long are held in a fan shape at the base of the flowering spike.

sparaxiscfolgrandifloraacutilobarvroger1a1a1

The Harlequin Flowers, Wand Flower plants prefer to be on the dry side in the summer as in their native habitats of South Africa, where they receive their rainfall in the winter.

Sparaxis, native to South Africa, has been in cultivation for over 200 years, due to its ease and free flowering form. As part of the Iris family, brightly coloured flowers are borne above the strappy foliage.

Sparaxis meteler-kampiae
- tender

 

Sparaxis is derived from the Greek "sparasso"
("to tear"), which refers to the lacerated spathes that surround the flowers

Deep Violet with
White markings

sparaxiscflometelerkampiaervroger1a

April, May

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

Flat, stiff and rather tough dark Green leaves 8 inches long are held in a fan shape at the base of the flowering spike.

sparaxiscfolmetelerkampiaervroger1a1a1

This corm has wiry spikes that carry 2-5 flowers of deep violet with white markings.

Well worth a pot display in fertile gritty loam under frost free conditions.
This is suitable for hanging baskets in the summer and in coldframes for the rest of the year where they can be protected from the frost below 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sparaxis parviflora
- tender

Yellow and Cream with Purple flush

sparaxiscfloparviflorarvroger1a

April, May, June

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

Flat, stiff and rather tough dark Green leaves 8 inches long are held in a fan shape at the base of the flowering spike.

sparaxiscfolparviflorarvroger1a1a1

This corm has 2-4 flowers per spike, yellow and cream with occasional flushing of purple. Lightly scented.

Plants will withstand a few degrees of frost, but not prolonged cold temperatures. Plant 2 inches (5 cms) deep and 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cms) apart. Can be grown outside in the Channel Islands in sandy soil in bold groups of 25 or more in one place.

Sparaxis tricolor
- tender

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

sparaxiscflotricolorrvroger1a

May, June, July

12 x 16
(30 x 40)

Flat, stiff and rather tough dark Green leaves 10 inches long and 0.33 inches wide are held in a fan shape at the base of the flowering spike.

sparaxiscfoltricolorrvroger1a1a1

This corm has Six-petalled flowers, which are produced on wiry stems in early to mid-summer in a wide range of colours from red, orange and yellow to white. In addition some have a very striking red and gold or black throat. The foliage is narrow and strap-like, up to 25cm long.

Moisture is needed in early spring, with none needed after the foliage dies back in late autumn, so that the corms ripen. Great cut flowers, as they are long-lasting.

Tritonia crocata - tender

Pale Red

tritoniacflocrocatarvroger1a

May, June

9 x 16 (22.5 x 40)

The stiff, pointed, sword-shaped leaves are held in a basal fan and are shorter than the flower spike.

tritoniacfolcrocatarvroger1a1a1

This corm has a mixed selection of all these colours.

Tritonia is a small genus of corms from South Africa. Bright flowers are arranged along wiry stems, borne above the grassy foliage. These make a lovely cut flower. The varieties listed in this Gallery are from winter growing regions and so are best cultivated in pots in a frost free situation.

Tritonia crocata 'Bridal Veil'
- tender

White

tritoniacflocrocatabridalveilrvroger1a

May, June

9 x 16 (22.5 x 30)

The stiff, pointed, sword-shaped leaves are held in a basal fan and are shorter than the flower spike.

tritoniacfolcrocatabridalveilrvroger1a1a1

Blazing Star and Montbretia has White flowers are erect and bowl-shaped, 1.5 inches in diameter.

This is suitable for hanging baskets in the summer and in coldframes for the rest of the year where they can be protected from the frost below 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants will withstand a few degrees of frost, but not prolonged cold temperatures.

Tritonia crocata 'Pink Sensation' - tender

Pink

tritoniacflocrocatapinksensationrvroger1a

May, June

10 x 16
(25 x 40)

The stiff, pointed, sword-shaped leaves are held in a basal fan and are shorter than the flower spike.

tritoniacfolcrocatapinksensationrvroger1a1a1

Pink flowers are erect and bowl-shaped, 1.5 inches in diameter.

Plant 2 inches (5 cms) deep and 4-6 inches (10-15 cms) apart. Can be grown outside in the Channel Islands in sandy soil in bold groups of 25 or more in one place in a rock garden.

Tritonia crocata 'Seren-dipity' - tender

Pale Red

tritoniacflocrocataserendipityrvroger1a

May, June

10 x 16
(25 x 40)

The stiff, pointed, sword-shaped leaves are held in a basal fan and are shorter than the flower spike.

tritoniacfolcrocataserendipityrvroger1a1a1

Pale Red flowers are erect and bowl-shaped, 1.5 inches in diameter.

Moisture is needed in early spring, with none needed after the foliage dies back in late summer, so that the corms ripen. In the wild of Cape Province in South Africa, they are found growing in grassy areas where there is considerable moisture during the growing season, followed by a drier period.

Tritonia crocata 'Tangerine'
- tender

Orange

tritoniacflocrocatatangerinervroger1a

May, June

10 x 16
(25 x 40)

The stiff, pointed, sword-shaped leaves are held in a basal fan and are shorter than the flower spike.

tritoniacfolcrocatatangerinervroger1a1a1

Orange flowers are erect and bowl-shaped, 1.5 inches in diameter

Great cut flowers, as they are long-lasting.

When the leaves begin to go brown, withold watering and let the corms go into the resting state.

Veltheimia bracteata
- tender

Pale Rose with Green flecks at tip

veltheimiacflobracteatarvroger1a

December, January,
February, March

18 x 30
(45 x 75)

About 10 basal leaves are produced, each up to 18 inches long and 4 inches wide, with undulating margins, forming a rosette. Sometimes flecked with pale green, contrasting well with the shiny deep green.

veltheimiacfolbracteatarvroger1a1a1

This bulb is one for a sunny windowsill or warm greenhouse but well worth growing. A rosette of long fleshy leaves are produced, from the middle of which a single tall flower spike grows. Up to 50 pink, tubular flowers can be borne, the insides are often spotted yellow. Need a minimum of 5 degrees Centigrade (41degrees Fahrenheit).

Veltheimia bracteata is a native of western areas of the Cape Province of South Africa. This is suitable as a house pot plant. Make sure the containers are large enough so that they can grow for awhile without being repotted. Plant 1 inch (2.5 cms) deep and 6-10 inches (15-25 cms) apart.

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...Achimenes
...Alocasias
...Amorpho-phalluses
...Arisaemas
...Arums
...Begonias
...Bomareas
...Caladiums

...Clivias
...Colocasias
...Crinums
...Cyclamens
...Cyrtanthuses
...Eucharises
...Urceocharis
...Eurycles

...Freesias
...Gloxinias
...Haemanthus
...Hippeastrums

...Lachenalias
...Nerines
...Lycorises
...Pencratiums
...Hymenocallises
...Richardias
...Sprekelias
...Tuberoses
...Vallotas
...Watsonias
...Zephyranthes

...Plant Bedding in
......Spring

......Summer
...Bulb houseplants flowering inside House during:-
......January
......February
......March
......April
......May
......June
......July
......August
......September
......October
......November
......December
...Bulbs and other types of plant flowering during:-
......Dec-Jan
......Feb-Mar
......Apr-May
......Jun-Aug
......Sep-Oct
......Nov-Dec
...Selection of the smaller and choicer plants for the Smallest of Gardens with plant flowering during the same 6 periods as in the previous selection



Climber
...Clematis
...Climbers
Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
...Shrubs - Decid
Deciduous Tree
...Trees - Decid
Evergreen Perennial
...P-Evergreen A-L
...P-Evergreen M-Z
...Flower Shape
Evergreen Shrub
...Shrubs - Evgr
...Heather Shrub
Evergreen Tree
...Trees - Evgr
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
...P -Herbaceous
...RHS Wisley
...Flower Shape
Herb
Odds and Sods
Rhododendron
Rose
...RHS Wisley A-F
...RHS Wisley G-R
...RHS Wisley S-Z
...Rose Use
...Other Roses A-F
...Other Roses G-R
...Other Roses S-Z
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
...Apple

...Cherry
...Pear
Vegetable

Wild Flower
with its
flower colour page,
space,
Site Map page in its flower colour
NOTE Gallery
...Blue Note
...Brown Note
...Cream Note
...Green Note
...Mauve Note
...Multi-Cols Note
...Orange Note
...Pink A-G Note
...Pink H-Z Note
...Purple Note
...Red Note
...White A-D Note
...White E-P Note
...White Q-Z Note
...Yellow A-G Note
...Yellow H-Z Note
...Shrub/Tree Note
Poisonous
Wildflower Plants

............

Topic - Flower/Foliage Colour
Colour Wheel Galleries

Following your choice using Garden Style then that changes your Plant Selection Process
Garden Style
...Infill Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...Shape, Form
Index

or
you could use these Flower Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Flowers 53

All Flowers per Month 12
with its
Explanation of
Structure of this Website with

...User Guidelines
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per Month 12
...Index
Rock Garden and Alpine Flower Colour Wheel with number of colours
Rock Plant Flowers 53

...Rock Plant Photos

or
these Foliage Colour Wheels structures, which I have done but until I can take the photos and I am certain of the plant label's validity, these may not progress much further
All Foliage 212

All Spring Foliage 212
All Summer Foliage 212
All Autumn Foliage 212
All Winter Foliage 212

or
Flower Colour Wheel without photos, but with links to photos
12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index

............

Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly
Usage of Plants
by Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly

Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly usage of
Plant A-C
Plant C-M
Plant N-W
Butterfly usage of Plant

followed by all the Wild Flower Family Pages:-

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 1


(o)Adder's Tongue
Amaranth
(o)Arrow-Grass
(o)Arum
(o)Balsam
Bamboo
(o)Barberry
(o)Bedstraw
(o)Beech
(o)Bellflower
(o)Bindweed
(o)Birch
(o)Birds-Nest
(o)Birthwort
(o)Bogbean
(o)Bog Myrtle
(o)Borage
(o)Box
(o)Broomrape
(o)Buckthorn
(o)Buddleia
(o)Bur-reed
(o)Buttercup
(o)Butterwort
(o)Cornel (Dogwood)
(o)Crowberry
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 1
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 2
Cypress
(o)Daffodil
(o)Daisy
(o)Daisy Cudweeds
(o)Daisy Chamomiles
(o)Daisy Thistle
(o)Daisy Catsears (o)Daisy Hawkweeds
(o)Daisy Hawksbeards
(o)Daphne
(o)Diapensia
(o)Dock Bistorts
(o)Dock Sorrels

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 2


(o)Clubmoss
(o)Duckweed
(o)Eel-Grass
(o)Elm
(o)Filmy Fern
(o)Horsetail
(o)Polypody
Quillwort
(o)Royal Fern
(o)Figwort - Mulleins
(o)Figwort - Speedwells
(o)Flax
(o)Flowering-Rush
(o)Frog-bit
(o)Fumitory
(o)Gentian
(o)Geranium
(o)Glassworts
(o)Gooseberry
(o)Goosefoot
(o)Grass 1
(o)Grass 2
(o)Grass 3
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 1
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 2
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 3 (o)Hazel
(o)Heath
(o)Hemp
(o)Herb-Paris
(o)Holly
(o)Honeysuckle
(o)Horned-Pondweed
(o)Hornwort
(o)Iris
(o)Ivy
(o)Jacobs Ladder
(o)Lily
(o)Lily Garlic
(o)Lime
(o)Lobelia
(o)Loosestrife
(o)Mallow
(o)Maple
(o)Mares-tail
(o)Marsh Pennywort
(o)Melon (Gourd/Cucumber)
 

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 3


(o)Mesem-bryanthemum
(o)Mignonette
(o)Milkwort
(o)Mistletoe
(o)Moschatel
Naiad
(o)Nettle
(o)Nightshade
(o)Oleaster
(o)Olive
(o)Orchid 1
(o)Orchid 2
(o)Orchid 3
(o)Orchid 4
(o)Parnassus-Grass
(o)Peaflower
(o)Peaflower Clover 1
(o)Peaflower Clover 2
(o)Peaflower Clover 3
(o)Peaflower Vetches/Peas
Peony
(o)Periwinkle
Pillwort
Pine
(o)Pink 1
(o)Pink 2
Pipewort
(o)Pitcher-Plant
(o)Plantain
(o)Pondweed
(o)Poppy
(o)Primrose
(o)Purslane
Rannock Rush
(o)Reedmace
(o)Rockrose
(o)Rose 1
(o)Rose 2
(o)Rose 3
(o)Rose 4
(o)Rush
(o)Rush Woodrushes
(o)Saint Johns Wort
Saltmarsh Grasses
(o)Sandalwood
(o)Saxifrage
 

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 4


Seaheath
(o)Sea Lavender
(o)Sedge Rush-like
(o)Sedges Carex 1
(o)Sedges Carex 2
(o)Sedges Carex 3
(o)Sedges Carex 4
(o)Spindle-Tree
(o)Spurge
(o)Stonecrop
(o)Sundew
(o)Tamarisk
Tassel Pondweed
(o)Teasel
(o)Thyme 1
(o)Thyme 2
(o)Umbellifer 1
(o)Umbellifer 2
(o)Valerian
(o)Verbena
(o)Violet
(o)Water Fern
(o)Waterlily
(o)Water Milfoil
(o)Water Plantain
(o)Water Starwort
Waterwort
(o)Willow
(o)Willow-Herb
(o)Wintergreen
(o)Wood-Sorrel
(o)Yam
(o)Yew

 

It is worth remembering that especially with roses that the colour of the petals of the flower may change - The following photos are of Rosa 'Lincolnshire Poacher' which I took on the same day in R.V. Roger's Nursery Field:-

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Closed Bud

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Opening Bud

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Juvenile Flower

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Older Juvenile Flower

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Middle-aged Flower - Flower Colour in Season in its
Rose Description Page is
"Buff Yellow, with a very slight pink tint at the edges in May-October."

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Mature Flower

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Juvenile Flower and Dying Flower

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Form of Rose Bush

There are 720 roses in the Rose Galleries; many of which have the above series of pictures in their respective Rose Description Page.

So one might avoid the disappointment that the 2 elephants had when their trunks were entwined instead of them each carrying their trunk using their own trunk, and your disappointment of buying a rose to discover that the colour you bought it for is only the case when it has its juvenile flowers; if you look at all the photos of the roses in the respective Rose Description Page!!!!

 

Links to external sites were valid when I inserted them but they may no longer connect since either the page has been removed or that website is no longer active, so you will have to use your search engine to find either the plant or data yourself

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