Bulbs: Exotic

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 .

Bletilla striata

Description: A clump forming exotic terrestrial orchid with strap like leaves. Sprays of pink / lilac flowers in spring. Keep dry in winter divide in early spring.

Growing conditions: Part shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 30cm
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Cerise pink
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Childanthus fragrans

Description: Lovely exotic bulb with flared tubular scented yellow flowers in summer. Plant with top of bulb exposed.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 30cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Curcuma longo

Description: A rare exotic bulb with large paddle-shaped leaves. Ginger type pink flowers in summer. Edible roots. Bulbs just lifted

Growing conditions: Shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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R100.00  |   Buy now

Eucharis x grandiflora

Description: A bulbous exotic perennial with large elliptic wavy deep green leaves. Umbels of white flowers in summer. Indoor plant. Huge bulbs

Growing conditions: Shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 60cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Exotic: Amorphophallus bulbifer

Description: A rare bulb which appears in late spring when a mottled curled up leaf pushes up from the ground. Bulbils form on the hand shaped dark green leaves. Large flowers with pink spathe.

Growing conditions: Deep shade / shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Exotic: Aristolochia fimbriata

Description: Rare unusual prostrate trailer. Rounded leaves with silver veining, small yellow and maroon balloon like flowers. Attracts butterflies. Container plant. A collectors item.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 60cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Maroon
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Hippeastrum papilio

Description: A clump forming exotic bulb with strap like dark green leaves and gorgeous red and green flowers in spring. Bulbs are about 3cm in diameter.

Growing conditions: Shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 60cm
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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R120.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Hymenocallis littoralis

Description: A clump forming exotic bulb with a basal rosette of dark green strap like leaves. Frilly edged white flowers in autumn.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 75cm with flowers
Flowering time: Autumn
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Kohleria digitalifolia

Description: A spreading rhizomatous perennial with hairy lance shaped leaves. Bright pink flowers with spotted lobes. Lovely in hanging bowl or container.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 60cm
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Polyanthus tuberose

Description: A clump forming Mexican bulb with pale green leaves and tall flower stalks with scented tubular white flowers.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 40cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Scilla peruviana

Description: A clump forming exotic bulb with rosettes of fleshy green leaves. Cones of dark blue flowers in summer. Summer deciduous. Price per single bulb

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 25cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Sinningia sellovii

Description: Tough exotic gesneriad, with pale green velvety leaves. Spikes of tubular coral flowers from red to orange all season. This plant attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Drought-tolerant. Containers.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Sprekelia formosissima

Description: Clump forming Mexican bulb. Strap shaped mid green leaves. Single bright red flowers in spring

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 20cm
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Red
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Zephyranthes grandiflora

Description: Clump forming exotic bulb. Upright strap like basal leaves. Pink cup shaped flowers just before the rains

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 25cm
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Zephyranthes primulina

Description: An easy to grow self seeding exotic bulb. It has narrow upright linear basal leaves and funnel shaped orangey yellow flowers. Blooms mostly in summer.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 10cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Zephyranthes robusta

Description: A clump forming exotic bulb with upright narrow strap like basal leaves. Bright pink cup shaped flowers on long stalks.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 30cm
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Zephyranthus candida

Description: A soft stemmed bulb with upright rush like basal leaves and crocus like white flowers. Multiplies well.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 25cm
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R50.00  |   Buy now