Bulbs From Other
Parts of the World
9500 Calostemma purpureum ---- Each: $15.00 Amaryllidaceae
Umbels of deep purple flowers, 20 or more to a stem, each flower having a central
cup similar to a Narcissus. The blooms appear in late summer before the leaves,
which remain in growth throughout the winter. C. purpureum needs a dry summer rest,
and does well in containers. There are only a few bulbous plants native to Australia -
this one is outstanding! Eastern Australia. Large mature bulbs. Zone 8-10.
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9501 Calostemma luteum - Not available this year.
The lovely yellow Calostemma grows largely along the east coast of Australia. Beautiful yellow
flowers with red markings in the center.
9550 Canarina canariensis ---- Not availlable Campanulaceae
This beautiful plant hails from the Canary Islands, and scrambles to
about 5’ tall during its summer-growing period. In mid-summer it is hung
with enchanting orange bells, dying back in late summer to a tuberous root
stock. Needs support. Can take light frost during its winter dormancy.
9670 Lapiedra martinezii ------ SOLD OUT Amaryllidaceae
A genus of one species, Lapiedra martinezii has umbels of small white
flowers that are fragrant. This rare bulb hails from Spain and North Africa.
8203 Ornithogalum reverchonii ---- Not available this year
This lovely winter-growing species from Spain has tall 18-35" stems
set with large white bells faintly striped with green. FEW AVAILABLE
8206 Pancratium canariense -- Each: $20.00
The absolute best in this genus, and rarely seen or offered. The papery white flowers are held in an
umbel atop a stem that is 24-30" (60-55cm) tall. Outstanding. FEW AVAILABLE
8210 Scilla hughii ---- Each: $15.00 Hyacinthaceae
Only found on one small island off the coast of Italy, and somewhat resembling the
more common S. peruviana, S. hughii is characterized by the much longer bracts, the
wider leaves, and the purplish flush to the bracts. Our bulbs are the true species, grown
from seed collected from the original site. Very rare. FEW AVAILABLE
of the World