Bulbs: Indigenous

Most of the plants listed here are sold in 15cm pots or 4L bags. Where container sizes differ this is noted in the plant description.  Our plant descriptions are based on our own research and observations, and we are always happy to receive additional comments - or corrections! Please feel free to email us at leone@petalfaire.co.za .

Agapanthus inapertus

Description: A clump forming grassland bulb with upright narrow strap like leaves. Umbels of sky blue flowers in summer.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 75cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Albuca nelsonii

Description: A rare grassland indigenous bulb with lance-shaped fleshy leaves. Sprays of green striped white flowers in spring

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Crinum bulbispernum

Description: A moisture loving bulb, grey green arching leaves with wavy margins and scented pink and white flowers.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Crinum campanulatum

Description: A gorgeous clump forming indigenous bulb with narrow strap like leaves. Terminal clusters of pink flowers. Remove from the water from Apr - Sept. Allow up to 25 cm of water above the crown of the plant.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Crinum moorei

Description: A moisture loving indigenous bulb with broad leaves grouped on end of a false stem. Scented white/ pink flowers. HUGE bulbs.

Growing conditions: Shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 90cm
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Crocosmia mini yellow

Description: Clump forming indigenous perennial corm with erect lance shaped leaves and spikes of yellow flowers. Good cut flower.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 50cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R40.00  |   Buy now

Cyrtanthus - Santies surprise

Description: A rare clump forming indigenous bulb with dark green strap like leaves. Umbels of red flowers in summer. Uncertain about the name!

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 40cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Cyrtanthus mackenii

Description: An indigenous bulbous perennial with narrow strap like leaves. Flowers tubular scented in various colours.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 25cm
Flowering time: Win - Spr
Bloom/flower colour: Orange
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Galtonia candicans

Description: Gorgeous indigenous bulb with spikes of white bell flowers in summer. Plant with the top of the bulb just under the surface of the soil. Cut flower.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Gladiolus dalenii

Description: A Lovely indigenous corm with fan shaped strap like leaves. Sprays of orange flowers in summer. Good cut flower.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Orange
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Gloriosa superba

Description: A scrambling indigenous bulb with shiny tapered bright green leaves. Wavy edged red and yellow flowers. Cut flower. HUGE tubers

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Red and Yellow
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Indigenous: Zantedeschia rehmannii

Description: A rare grassland bulb with lance shaped leaves and small funnel shaped pink flushed cream flowers

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 50cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Nerine undulata

Description: A floriferous indigenous bulb. The strap like leaves appear after flowering. CLusters of pink flowers.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Aut - Win
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Ornithogalum juncifolia

Description: A gorgeous indigenous bulb with spikey grass like foliage and white star like flowers all summer. Multiplies well.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 30cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Ornithogalum thyrsoides

Description: A gorgeous indigenous bulb with smooth soft textured leaves and tight clusters of white star flowers in summer. Good cut flower

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 60cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Scadoxus puniceus

Description: A rare spectacular indigenous bulb. Dense round red flowers appear before the erect leaves. Birds love it.

Growing conditions: Shade / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 40cm
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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Tritonia securigera

Description: A clump forming indigenous corm with upright strap like basal leaves. Pale orange cup shaped flowers in spring. Summer deciduous.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 35cm
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Orange
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Watsonia sp. White

Description: A NEW clump forming corm with slightly twisted sharp tipped basal leaves and bracts of pink or white flowers. Lovely cut flower. 5l bags

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.6m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Zantedeschia pentlandii

Description: Threatened indigenous perennial with dark green spotted fleshy leaves. Deep yellow flowers in summer.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 60cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R120.00  |   Buy now