Bulbs: Indigenous

Most of the plants listed here are sold in 15cm pots or 4L bags. Where container sizes differ this is noted in the plant description.  Our plant descriptions are based on our own research and observations, and we are always happy to receive additional comments - or corrections! Please feel free to email us at leone@petalfaire.co.za .

Agapanthus inapertus - sky blue

Common name: Drooping agapanthus - pale blue form

Description: A clump forming grassland bulb with upright narrow strap like leaves. Umbels of sky blue flowers in summer.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Albuca nelsonii

Common name: Nelsons slime lily ugh!

Description: A rare grassland indigenous bulb with lance-shaped fleshy leaves. Sprays of green striped white flowers in spring
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Albuca shawii

Common name: Small yellow albuca

Description: A rare grassland bulb with long narrow leaves covered with short hairs. Yellow nodding flowers in spring.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Crinum bulbispernum

Common name: Orange river lily

Description: A moisture loving bulb, grey green arching leaves with wavy margins and scented pink and white flowers.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Crinum campanulatum

Common name: Marsh lily

Description: A gorgeous clump forming indigenous bulb with narrow strap like leaves. Terminal clusters of pink flowers. Remove from the water from Apr - Sept. Allow up to 25 cm of water above the crown of the plant.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Crinum moorei

Common name: Natal crinum

Description: A moisture loving indigenous bulb with broad leaves grouped on end of a false stem. Scented white/ pink flowers.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Cyrtanthus breviflorus

Common name: Yellow fire lily

Description: A bulb with strap-shaped leaves that grows in marshy areas. Tubular scented bright yellow flowers mainly in spring. Multiplies rapidly. Bulb edible. Allow for up to 10cm of water above the crown of the bulb.
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R50.00  |   Buy now

Cyrtanthus mackenii

Common name: Ifafa lily

Description: An indigenous bulbous perennial with narrow strap like leaves. Flowers tubular scented in various colours.
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Freesia grandiflora

Common name: Large red iris

Description: A lovely summer deciduous indigenous bulb with flat green leaves. Large scarlet flowers with a red blotch in the centre in winter
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Galtonia candicans

Common name: Summer hyacinth

Description: Gorgeous indigenous bulb with spikes of white bell flowers in summer. Plant with the top of the bulb just under the surface of the soil. Cut flower.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Gladiolus dalenii

Common name: African gladiolus

Description: A Lovely indigenous corm with fan shaped strap like leaves. Sprays of orange flowers in summer. Good cut flower.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Gloriosa superba

Common name: Flame lily

Description: A scrambling indigenous bulb with shiny tapered bright green leaves. Wavy edged red and yellow flowers. Cut flower. HUGE tubers
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Hesperantha coccinea

Common name: Scarlet river lily

Description: A clump forming indigenous water loving bulb with long narrow leaves. Bright red (and paler shades) star shaped flowers from summer to autumn. Attracts butterflies. Plant on edge of pond or pop container into the water.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Nerine filifolia

Common name: Grass leafed nerine

Description: Rare indigenous bulb, fine grass like leaves, wavy petalled pink flowers in autumn. Bees, butterflies. Good cut flower.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Nerine sarniensis

Common name: Guernsey lily

Description: A beautiful summer deciduous indigenous bulb with dark green strap-like leaves. Umbels of red flowers in autumn.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Nerine undulata

Description: A floriferous indigenous bulb. The strap like leaves appear after flowering. CLusters of pink flowers.

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R60.00  |   Buy now

Ornithogalum juncifolia

Common name: Star of Bethlehem

Description: A gorgeous indigenous bulb with spikey grass like foliage and white star like flowers all summer. Multiplies well.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Ornithogalum thyrsoides

Common name: Chincherinchee

Description: A gorgeous indigenous bulb with smooth soft textured leaves and tight clusters of white star flowers in summer. Good cut flower
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. katherinae

Common name: Fireball lily

Description: A robust indigenous bulb. Large thin textured leaves with a prominent midrib. Huge spherical umbels of orange red flowers from summer - autumn.
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Scadoxus puniceus

Common name: Paintbrush lily

Description: A rare spectacular indigenous bulb. Dense round red flowers appear before the erect leaves. Birds love it.
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Tritonia securigera

Common name:

Description: A clump forming indigenous corm with upright strap like basal leaves. Pale orange cup shaped flowers in spring. Summer deciduous.
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R40.00  |   Buy now

Watsonia - Persephone

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Description: Clump forming hybrid indigenous bulb. Red stems and strap like leaves Spikes of pale pink flowers. Summer deciduous.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Watsonia - Snow White

Common name:

Description: A clump forming indigenous corm with long strap like leaves and bracts of white flowers in spring.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Zantedeschia pentlandii

Common name: Mapoch liliy

Description: Threatened indigenous perennial with dark green spotted fleshy leaves. Deep yellow flowers in summer.
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R120.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Zantedeschia rehmannii

Common name: Calla lily

Description: A rare grassland bulb with lance shaped leaves and small trumpet shaped pink flushed cream flowers
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.