|Bulbs of Central
5193 Leucocoryne appendiculata ----- Not available this year
A lovely species, previously included in Pabellonia, with
pure white flowers and large fleshy appendages at the base of
the petals. Very rarely seen in cultivation.
5198 Leucocoryne incrassata -- Each: Not available this year
NEW -- Previously called Pabellonia incrassata, this Leucocoryne has white
petals with stamindoes that are thick and fleshy.
5192 Leucocoryne ixioides ---- Each: $ 3.50
Pristine white scented flowers. A wonderful cut
5197 Leucocoryne macropetalum -- Not available this year
NEW -- Exquisite pale blue and white flowers with brilliant emerald center.
5199 Leucocoryne narcissoides -- Each: $ 6.50
NEW -- A rare Leucocoryne with a corona of thick yellow staminoids.
5194 Leucocoryne pauciflora -- Each Not available this year
NEW -- The Latin means 'few flowered', but it is certainly not!
Lovely pale purple flowers produced in abundance.
5190 Leucocoryne purpurea ------ Each: $ 3.50
One of the showiest Leucocorynes, this stunningly
beautiful species has a strong sweet scent of almonds.
5196 Leucocoryne vittatum -- Each: $ 4.50
NEW -- A beautiful Leucocoryne with purple striped
5191 -- Leucocoryne sp. #1 -- Each: $ 3.50
NEW -- An unidentified species with lavender flowers backed with deep purple.
5195 Leucocoryne sp. #2 -- Each: $ 3.50
An unidentified species with palest lavender flowers.
5100 Cypella aquatilis (Late shipment) ---- Not available this year
Large golden cup-shaped flowers produced in abundance over a long
perform well Brazil.
5110 Cypella coelestis (syn. C. plumbea) Each: $ 6.00
Sky blue Iris-like flowers with maroon and cream central markings
on tall 3ft stems. Can bloom almost all summer. Brazil/Uruguay/Argentina
5115 Cypella herbertii (Late shipment) ---- Not available this year
Many flowers from mid-summer on that are an unusual buff
color, marked with purple in the center. Shipped in late summer/fall.
5120 Cypella peruviana (syn. Hesperoxiphion peruvianum) ---- $ 5.00
Spectacular orangey-yellow flowers on 12-18" sstems in summer. Peru.
5125 Gelasine azurea ---- Not available
Sword-shaped pleated leaves, and tall stems that hold beautiful
sapphire-blue chalices aloft
5136 Herbertia tigridioides -- Not available this year
NEW -- Pretty little iris-like flowers that are violet to pink. Very attractive.
From Argeninta and Bolivia.
5135 Herbertia pulchella ------ Not available this year
The very large flowers are produced on short 4” stems, and are
deep blue with a central white stripe. Very attractive will multiply well
and flower over a long period. Shipped in late summer/fall.
5130 Tigridia chiapensis -- Not available this year
NEW -- A lovely little species with pale flowers like dainty irises. Native to
Chiapas in Mexico, it grows in wet areas and is dormant in winter.
5131 Tigridia vanhouttei -- Not available this year
NEW -- Mottled purple and white flowers with a distinctive smell. A
widespread species in Mexico where it grows at higher elevations.
Cypella, Herbertia, Gelasine, Tigridia
5350 Tecophilaea cyanocrocus --- Each: $14.00 FEW AVAILABLE
We just have a few of this gorgeous species. The brilliant sapphire blue is a color
5360 Tecophilaea cyanocrocus var. leichtlinii --- Each: $10.00
The brilliant blue coloring is confined to the edge of the petal, with a white
5370 Tecophilaea cyanocrocus var. violacea --- Each: $12.00
A dazzling purple version of the species.
5280 Ipheion sellowianum (Now, Nothoscordum felipponei) --- Each: $ 5.00
Masses of lightly scented bright yellow crocus-like flowers, blooming over a long
period in Spring. A dwarf plant that is excellent in the rock garden or a container.
Zone 8. Uruguay.
5281 Ipheion recurvifolium (Tristagma sessile) --- Each $ 5.00
NEW -- From Uruguay, this lovely little bulb produces clusters of starry, strongly scented
flowers in mid-winter. Excellent in a container. (Previously listed as I. sessile)
5300 Ipheion uniflorum ‘Alberto Castillo’ (Tristagma uniflorum) Each: $ 4.00
An exceptional Ipheion, with much larger flowers that are a brilliant white,
the reverse of each petal having a charcoal stripe. Zone 7-10.
Native to Chile, Leucocoryne grow in grasslands in habitats similar to those of our native
Brodiaeas, to which they are related. Growing in the mild, rainy winters of Chile,
Leucocorynes produce their showy flowers in late winter. Many are scented, and
Leucocorynes make wonderful cut flowers since they last for an amazingly long time in
water. The genus Pabellonia encompasses those species with fleshy appendages, but
are included here under Leucocoryne. Most species are hardy to Zones 7-8, but all need
a warm, dry summer dormancy. AVAILABLE AUGUST-OCTOBER. For a posting on
Leucocoryne, go to the blog at: www.thebulbmaven.typepad.com
Cypella, Herbertia, Gelasine, Alophia, and a few others are all
closely-related genera that have pleated leaves and Iris-like
flowers. The majority are summer growers, needing a dryish
rest in winter. In climates with cold or very wet winters they can
be lifted and stored dry over winter, replanting in spring as the
soil warms. The smaller species are ideally suited to container
culture. Most are from Mexico and South America. Zone
7-10. Note: SHIPS SEPT-NOVEMBER
There are only two species in this genus, both from Chile. The
brilliant blue T. cyanocrocus was thought to be extinct in its
native habitat, but recently some small populations have been
found. Fortunately it is well established in cultivation. Zones
7-9. SHIPS JULY-OCT
Technically, the species listed below belong to two genera,
Tristagma and Nothoscordum. In commerce they are still listed
under Ipheion, and we are, therefore, using the old name for ease
of identification. Both Tristagma and Nothoscordum are small
genera of South American bulbs with some very attractive
members that can add great charm to the spring garden.
Nothoscordum includes one vicious weed, N. inodorum, but other
members of the genus are both beautiful and well behaved. Most
species are very free-flowering, in mild climates blooming almost
all winter and well into spring. All tolerate summer water.
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Tecophilaea cyanocrocus v. leichtlinii
Ipheion uniflorum 'Alberto Castillo'