Bulbs

Ornithogalum thyrsoides

The Star of Bethlehem Flower Grown widely for cut flowers, Ornithogalum thyrsoides, with its tall flower spikes and long lasting flower has a few common names. Best known as ‘The Star of Bethlehem’ and also as ‘The Chincherinchee’ wonderful white…

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Lily of the Valley

If you are looking for small flowers that pack a punch the Lily of the Valley is it. The tiny white bells glisten in the sun, and they are fragrant as well. Every one seems to love the plant, and…

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Leucojums

Another wonderful easy care bulb that heralds the end of winter are the Leucojums or ‘Snowflakes’. They grow well in such a range of conditions, from humus rich deep soils to poor sandy soils that they truely are a ‘no…

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Hyacinths

White Hyacinth Flower

Hyacinths are a spring flowering bulb grown for both the flowers and the fragrance as well as they signal that spring had arrived. Like many spring flowering bulbs are widely grown for cut flowers as well as in the garden…

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Hippeastrum johnsonii

Also known as the St. Joseph’s Lily, Hippeastrum x johnsonii is one of the easiest of the Amarylis to grow. Its natural flowering cycle would have it as a spring flowering bulb, however along with many other varieties it is…

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Hippeastrum papilio

Perhaps the most cold tolerant of all of the Hippeastrums, H.papilio with its fascinating striped flowers is one of the most sought after species. Hippeastrum papilio is commonly called the ‘Butterfly Hippeastrum’ or Butterfly Amaryllis and it is one of…

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Haemanthus coccineus

One of the many fascinating bulbs is the Paintbrush Lily – Haemanthus coccineus and this is a bulb with two bursts of growth. The first and most spectacular is the large red flower, a little like a large paint brush…

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Galtonia candicans

With tall flower spikes in summer and commonly called the ‘Summer Hyacinth’ Galtonia candicans is originally from South Africa. A number of garden worthy varieties are available and they do differ in flower and growing habit. Although Galtonia candicans is…

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Galanthus

If you are looking for a reliable plant to relieve the winter blues, then Galanthus may the answer. One of the earliest of all of the bulbs to flower, they are commonly known as ‘snowdrops’. They will in fact push…

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Fritillaria

Fritillaria meleagris 'Saturnus'

With over 200 different species and a number of sub species Fritillaria are a bulb found in Asia, Europe as well as North America. These fascinating plants come in many forms and colors, are an enchanting and even addictive species…

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Dodecatheon

If you are looking for a fascinating flowering plant then ‘Shooting Stars’ and in particular Dodecatheon meadia and Dodecatheon pulchellum could be worth a look. These being the most widely spread species and readily available for sale from online nurseries.…

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Dahlias

After consulting a few experts here are our tips on the best way to grow dahlias. Firstly Dahlia season in in summer, and flowers come in a range of colours from white through to deep reds, some small, some as…

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How to Grow Daffodils

A spring favourite, Daffodil bulbs (Narcissus) are one of the easiest flowering bulbs to grow and readily available for sale in the USA. They grow well in USDA Zones 3 – 8, and many varieties are available including miniature daffodils.…

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Daylilies

Appropriately named and indestructible Daylilies are Hemerocallis species and cultivars. The indestructible nature is well know, and Hemerocallis actually means ‘Beauty for Day’ and each individual flower does indeed last just one day. The flower stalks however carry numerous buds,…

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Cyclamen

Although seen by many as indoor plants with wonderful flowers that can be a little difficult to grow, this is far from the truth for the ‘Real Cyclamen’. If we were giving a brief description, we would actually call Cyclamen…

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Crocus vernus

Crocus vernus is a hardy bulb or corm also known as the Spring Crocus and Giant Crocus (also Dutch Crocus). A number of varieties are available for sale, all with similar growing requirements. The first two names give us a…

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Crocus sieberi Tricolor

One of the more exotic crocus species is Crocus sieberi ‘Tricolor’, a truely beautiful little spring flowering species from the Peloponnese peninsular in Greece and the island of Crete. It emerges like a flag wrapped around a pole, and even…

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Crocosmia

An old fashioned bulb that is making a comeback, Crocosmia Bulbs (corms) are easy to grow and make great cut flowers. Bulbs need to be planted around 3″ deep in full sun in a well drained humus rich soil. Flower…

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Crinum Lilies

The varieties of Crinum Lilies that we see for sale are often referred to as Crinum Lily, Cape Lily and River Lily. Generally regarded as Deer Resistant crinums attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies and have Fragrant flowers. Crinum bulbs are a…

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Cosmos atrosanguineus

Chocolate Cosmos The botanical name is Cosmos atrosanguineus, the flowers are deep Chocolate red and yes they do smell of Chocolate. The common name comes from both the colour of the flowers and the fragrance. Some gardeners find the fragrance…

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Chionodoxa

Easy to grow bulbs that have blue flowers, this makes Chionodoxa one of the most underrated garden plants. Also known as ‘Glory of the Snow’, which is a reference to its flowering time, early spring, often when snow is still…

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Cardiocrinum giganteum

Cardiocrinum giganteum - Giant Himalayan Lily

If you live in the right climate, and see Cardiocrinum giganteun for sale, then just buy it, you will be rewarded, eventually. One of the truly magnificent plants, Cardiocrinum giganteum or ‘Giant Himalayan Lily’ is a fascinating plant that puts…

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Canna Lilies

Bold foliage, colorful flowers and lots of varieties for sale, Canna Lily bulbs are a must for most gardens. In warmer zones they will overwinter in the ground, in colder areas they will require a little more care. So if…

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Caladiums

With large colourful heart shaped foliage Caladiums are a favorite foliage plant in warmer climates. Grown from bulbs or rhizomes, they are easy care in warmer climates and can be grown in cooler areas as well. Although they will take…

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How to Plant Garden Bulbs

Planting and growing bulbs in the garden, or indeed in containers is usually very easy. If you know when to plant you are usually on the way. Bulb catalogues from suppliers sometime have some information, we supply detailed planting advice…

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Boophone

Originally from South Africa, Boophone are an interesting group of plants with wonderful foliage, and flowers as well. With only two recognized species in the genus it is the combination of leaf color and leaf pattern that makes these plants…

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Bessera elegans

One of the more dainty and exotic bulbs, Bessera elegans is from South America, with red to pink flowers and very attractive. Rarely offered for sale this is a beautiful plant when in flower, from late summer to fall. Reaching…

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Arisaema ringens

Another fascinating species is Arisaema ringens, also known as the Japanese cobra lily. However they are a little more widely spread than this, with some coming form Korea and China as well. A few different forms of this bulbous plant…

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Arisaema sikokianum

Arisaema sikokianum

Japanese Cobra Lily If you are looking for bold dramatic flowers then Arisaema sikokianum will be the one for you. One of the many interesting Arisaema species, this particular plant is much sought after for its dramatic hooded flower. The…

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Asiatic Lilies

Asiatic Lilies are one of the most popular of all lilies. We give a guide to bulb care, pictures, growing asiatic lilies and pests. Available in a huge range of flower colors including white through to orange and red, these…

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