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 Selling seeds and plants from around the world, specialising mainly in those from arid areas, including Cacti and other Succulent plants - especially Stapeliads. Now also listing seeds of South African bulbs and tubers including some rare and spectacular species that are hard to find.

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South African Bulbs and Tubers

No doubt you will have noticed that I am now selling seeds of many bulbs and tubers.  It is no coincidence that the majority of these originate from Southern Africa.  Indeed many of our most popular garden bulbs, especially those flowering in the summer or early autumn, originate from Southern Africa.  Most of us are familiar with such plants as Gladiola or the Red Hot Poker - but how many of us have heard of the Blazing Star, Bugle Lily or Cape Hyacinth?

Read on to find out more of the background of how some of our most spectacular garden subjects originate from Southern Africa and how for a small price and some TLC how you too can bring an exotic flavour to your garden.

Autumn or Spring Sowing - Summer or Winter Flowering

What a difference the rains make...
The bulbs can be divided according to when the rains come to that particular area. 

Those subjected to mainly winter rainfall are the Winter Flowerers and should be sown in the Autumn, although that period can be extended with minimal equipment and thought.  These will generally grow well in the Northern Hemisphere as container grown bulbs where the amount of water received can be moderated and protection can be given from the harshest of the weather.

Those hailing from the mainly summer rainfall areas are the Summer Flowerers and they should be sown in the Spring.  Again this period can be extended and the bulbs kept in leaf for much of their early life to boost the size of the bulb and to bring forward first flowering.  With these types the strict dry resting period is not as critical early on.  These grow well in the Northern Hemisphere in open ground, where necessary extra drainage can be provided.  Deeply rooted specimens will survive all but the harshest winters (where the ground actually freezes at depth), all other types may be lifted and stored frost free.

Most of my listings will state which type of bulb it is, in terms of rainfall area/flowering period.

 

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For some examples see below, although this is only a fraction of my stock.

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Cautleya gracilis var robusta - Himalayan Ginger - Exotic Garden Plant - Seeds
 
Buy it Now£1.25+£1.19Time left:11m
Costus dubius - African Costus - 10 Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:1d 0h 45m
African Iris - Aristea macrocarpa - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:1d 6h 26m
Ornithogalum multifolium - Chincherinchee - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:1d 6h 27m
Bulbinella elegans - Cat's Tail Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:2d 6h 29m
Zantedeschia aethiopica - Stunning Calla Lily - 5 Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:2d 7h 25m
Ornithogalum thyrsoides - Chincherinchee - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:3d 6h 32m
Indian Shot - Spectacular Ornamental - Fresh Seed
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:3d 7h 34m
Arisaema nepenthoides - Spotted Cobra Lily - 10 Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.60+£1.19Time left:4d 4h 26m
Beautiful White Gladiolus floribundus - Fresh Seed
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:4d 9h 12m
Strange Single Leaved Cape Hyacinth - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:4d 9h 17m
Wachendorfia thyrsiflora - Red Root - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:4d 9h 27m
Cautleya spicata - Himalayan Ginger - 10 Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:5d 6h 15m
Lachenalia comptonii - Cape Hyacinth - Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:5d 6h 23m
Watsonia lepida - Hardy Cerise Bugle Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:5d 23h 41m
Littonia modesta - Climbing Butter Lily - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:6d 8h 20m
Aristea pusilla - Dainty Blue Flowered Bulb - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:6d 9h 54m
Babiana ambigua - Baboon Root - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:7d 10h 58m
Gladiolus gueinzii - Coastal Gladiolus - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:8d 1h 11m
Kniphofia linearifolia - Common Marsh Poker - Red Hot Poker - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:8d 4h 4m
Lachenalia viridiflora  - Turquoise Cape Hyacinth - Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:9d 2h 51m
Unusual Cape Hyacinth -  Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:9d 2h 52m
Kniphofia typhoides - Red Hot Poker -  5 Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:9d 5h 20m
Albuca setosa - Slime Lily - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:9d 9h 58m
Albuca longibracteata - Pregnant Onion - 5 Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:9d 10h 19m
Fragrant Baboon Root - Babiana fragrans - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:10d 7h 8m
Babiana angustifolia - Baboon Root - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:10d 7h 8m
Eucomis pallidiflora - Giant Pineapple Lily - 5  Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:10d 7h 48m
Graceful Fairy Bell - Fresh Seeds
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£1.25+£1.19Time left:10d 18h 48m
South African Bulbs and Tubers - 10 Packs of Seed - #12
 
Buy It Now or Best Offer£9.99+£1.19Time left:11d 1h 51m
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