|Bulbs of Central
5602 Behria tenuiflora -- SOLD OUT
NEW -- An exciting bulb from Baha California, this species is very rarely seen and
even more rarely offered for sale. It can be finicky in cultivation sprouting
erratically, but my bulbs have settled in and bloom reliably.
5600 Bessera elegans Coral Drops ( Alliaceae) --- Not available this year
A stunningly beautiful Mexican bulb with umbels of large red-orange flowers that
are like open parasols. Summer-growing, dry in winter.
5601 Bessera elegans Purple Form ( Alliaceae) --- Each: $15.00
We are finally able to offer the outstanding purple form of this lovely Mexican bulb.
Summer-growing, dry in winter. SHIPS OCT-JAN FEW AVAILABLE
5603 Bessera elegans Red Form -- Each: $12.00
NEW -- Very different from the orange color form, this lovely selection has deep
5605 Chlidanthus fragrans (Amaryllidaceae) -- Not available this year
Also known as “Peruvian Daffodil” the flowers are yellow with a corona
like a daffodil, and are held on short 6” stems. Strongly scented. SHIPS
5604 Gethyum atropurpureum -- Each: $ 7.50
A rare species from the Santiago region, this little bulb produces black star
shaped flowers that are more interesting than beautiful. Ships JULY-OCT.
5550 Miersia chilensis (Alliaceae) ---- Each: $ 5.00
As the name suggests, this rare bulb is from the Chilean Andes, and
has teeny tiny flowers of green and purple. A 'must have' for the collector!
5610 Milla biflora ( Liliaceae) ---- Not available this year
This lovely bulb hails from Mexico where it is often sold in bouquets
since its large star-shaped white flowers are strongly scented like freesias.
Rarely available. SHIPS OCT-JAN.
5615 Petronymphe decora (Liliaceae) --- Not available this year
The rarest bulb in our collection. Petronymphe hails from Mexico,
and has slender stems to 20” tall with loose umbels of greenish yellow
tubular flowers. Grown from cultivated stock. SHIPS OCT-JAN.
5767 Placea ornata (Amaryllidaceae) -- Each: SOLD OUT
NEW -- Very rarely seen in cultivation, this beautiful species comes from central
and northern Chile. The flower is something like a Rhodophiala, but with a
central corona like a daffodil's cup. The color of this species is creamy white with
red stripes, the corona is also red. SHIPS JULY-OCT
5760 Polianthes geminiflora (Agavaceae) ----Not available
Large sprays of bright reddish-orange flowers appear in summer and continue
blooming into the fall. Mexico. SHIPS OCT-JAN.
5770 Polianthes howardii (Agavaceae) --- Not available this year
A stunningly beautiful Polianthes with flowers that are red, banded
in yellow, then shading to green. The interior of the flower is almost black.
Choice and very rare. Southwestern Mexico. SHIPS OCT-JAN
5620 Sinningia tubiflora (Gesneriaceae) ---- Each: $ 4.50
A superb plant for the garden, conservatory or container. The potato-like
tubers give rise to soft hairy leaves and clusters of long, tubular white flowers
with a strong Daphne-like scent in summer. Winter-dormant. Zone 8-10.
Argentina/Uruguay. SHIPS YEAR ROUND
5766 Sprekelia formosissima -- Each: $ 8.50 SOLD OUT
NEW -- A beautiful bulb from Mexico that has been cultivated for a long time. Its
brilliant red flowers are unusual in shape.
5765 Sprekelia howardii -- Not available this year
A rare recently described species from Mexico with large
elegant flowers on short stems. The flowers are smaller than S. formosissima
and have ribbon like petals.
5768 Traubia modesta -- SOLD OUT
NEW -- Traubia modesta is an exceptionally rare species from Chile. It is from
coastal regions where it is in danger of extinction. Our bulbs were grown from
seed rescued from highway construction. The dainty flowers are pale pink with
deeper striations and an inner corona very similar to a small Placea.
Bessera elegans Purple Form
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