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Crocosmia aureaThe fiery orange stars atop 600 mm stems peeking out of the wooded margins of the forests in late summer make for an interesting display. Suited for mass displays in evergreen forest margins or in pots on the verandah. Slightly damp soil in summer and allow to dry somewhat in winter.
Minimum size 35 mm circumference.
$10.00 for 8
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Dierama sertum
This yellow Hare Bell can take medium to heavy frost. Plant at least 15 cm below ground level and keep dry in winter. The yellowed flowering Dierama has silvery white bracts and flowers in early summer.
Minimum size 35 mm circumference.
$10.00 for 4
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Dierama igneum
The lilac to pink Hare Bell flowers in early spring and the pendulous flowers wave atop stems over one metre in length. Best suited for planting near a pond where the reflection is best displayed on the still mirrors of the water.
Minimum size 30 mm circumference.
$10.00 for 5
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Eucomis hybrids
These pineapple flowers appear in early summer. The flower stems are up to 500 mm in length and will slowly open over a period of 2 to 4 weeks. Even once the flowers have gone, the seeds carry on with the showy green to maroon display. Suited to pot culture these semi frost tender bulbs need to be planted about 10 cm below the soil level.
Minimum size 50mm circumference.
$5.00 each
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Kniphofia praecoxThe Red Hot Poker of Southern Africa is a must for the pond area or displayed in large pots where they can form clumps. Flowering is in late autumn to early winter, although sporadic flowering can occur at any time throughout the year. The K. praecox bears stems ranging from 450 mm to 1200 mm in length.
Minimum 30 mm circumference.
$8.00 for 2
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Scilla natalensis
Now renamed Merwilla plumbea.
The Blue Squill of Natal has long lasting dainty star-shaped flowers spread over the 500 mm stem. The flowers open one at a time from the bottom upwards. Plant this frost hardy bulb partially exposed and the reward will be flowers in spring and early summer. Plant in large groups to get the maximum effect.
Minimum 130 mm in circumference.
$8.00 each
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Scilla nervosaThe trembling white flowers gives this interesting and uncommon plant it's name. Plant at least 5 cm below the surface, water well in spring and summer. Blooms in early summer, needs partial shade for the roots. Plant in humus rich soil.
Minimum l00mm circumference.
$6.00 each
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Tulbaghia simmieriTulbaghia or wild garlic displays long stemmed white, lilac or pink flowers. These are long lasting and are produced in compact bunches. Plant in well draining soil and leave bulbs partially exposed. Frost tender. Easy to grow. Sucker well and soon form clumps.
Minimum 30 mm circumference and 300 mm in length.
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