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Welcome to the site devoted entirely to Cyrtanthus Lilies. We specialise in the 'flute-shape' species and hybrids. All of our bulbs are very easy to grow, are evergreen, flower well and are eminently suited to pot-culture. In warm, frost-free areas they can be grown outdoors. The flowers last up to 14 days on the bulb and over a week in the vase.

When the Cyrtanthus mackenii hybrids are lifted and allowed to slightly dry out and then replanted, they will produce a second crop of flowers. The flowers are borne upon stems that range in size from about 300mm to over 500mm in length. There are up to 10 nodding flowers on each stem. Larger and older bulbs can produce two stems simultaneously.

The flowers range in colour from pure white, through the shades of yellow and on to the pinks and a vibrant red.

Bulbs should be planted in a well drained mixture of river sand and compost and almost completely covered by the soil-mix. They enjoy been crowded and a pot or stand of mixed bulbs gives a wonderful splash of colour where ever they are positioned. They do best in a slightly shaded position.


Condition of Sale (Most of these are now replaced by conditions on African Bulbs Home Page)
  • All sales "cash-with-order" or "Letter-of-Credit".
  • Wholesale  prices include shipping to nearest major airport but exclude US$50-00 documentation and phytosanitation charge.
  • Retail sale add 10%.
  • All bulbs are flowering size (minimum of 40mm circumference).
  • All bulbs are colour-true.
  • Phytosanitation certificates are an extra USA$10-00 per consignment.
  • USDA Import permits to be supplied with all USA wholesale orders.
  • Delivery will be executed within 7 days of confirmation of orders.
  • Quality and size are guaranteed.

 

Slender flowers with broad recurved petals. Very easy to grow. Suckers well and enjoys been crowded in the pot.

Wholesale: US$450-00 per 1000

Retail: US$1-00 each


 

Strong rich yellow in colour. Tend to point slightly upwards. Excellent cut-flower. Very easy to grow.

Wholesale: US$500-00 per 1000

Retail: US$1-20 each


 

 

 

One of the best clones. A wonderfully soft 'baby-pink' colour with beautifully recurved petals. A superb cut-flower and very easy to grow.

Wholesale: US$750-00 per 1000

Retail: US$2-00 each


 

A vibrant coloured clone. This has been bred by careful selection from natural parent stock. We have improved upon the flower count and up to 10 flowers per stem is not uncommon.

Wholesale: US$600-00 per 1000

Retail: US$1-50 each  


 

Interesting variations are found in the exciting clone. The colour ranges from a salmon pink to an interesting salmon yellow. A prolific bloomer, ten erect flowers per stem is fairly common. The flowers tend to point upwards. Makes a good cut-flower.

Wholesale: US$500-00 per 1000

Retail: US$1-20 each


 

This one ranges from an interesting sharp apricot to having a tint of pink in the flower. From six pendulous flowers and up to ten upright flowers are found on long slender stems. Suckers well.

Wholesale: US$500-00 per 1000

Retail: US$1-20 each


 

We have used the biggest and strongest form. Our oranges have less red than the normal form and often get up to 10 robust flowers per stem. Stems are longer that in the original Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus species.

Wholesale: US$550-00 per 1000

Retail: US$1-25 each


 

This is the newest and best form to come out of the breeding programme. It is the result of a three-way cross and is our strongest clone to come into production. Ten strong semi erect flowers on a good stem is the norm.

Wholesale: US$650-00 per 1000

Retail: US$2-00 each


 

We have taken the less interesting form and bred for a darker throat. This red and yellow clone flowers after the other colours have already peaked. Eight flowers per stem is not uncommon.

Wholesale: US$750-00 per 1000

Retail: US$2-00 each


 

Cyrtanthus clavatus does best in relatively poor sandy soil. They must not be watered too often and the damp will inhibit this species. The colours range from a blushed cream to pink or light green with darker stripes down each petal and the flowers are also fairly long lasting.

Wholesale: NOT AVAILABLE

Retail: US$5-00 each