Bulbs: Exotic

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 .

Allium triquetrum

Common name: Three cornered leek

Description: A NEW edible Mediterranean bulb with triangular stems, strap like leaves and green striped flowers that attract bees. All parts of plant edible.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Amorphophallus bulbifer

Common name: Voodoo lily

Description: A rare bulb which appears in late spring when a mottled curled up leaf pushes up from the ground. Bulbils form on the hand shaped dark green leaves. Large flowers with pink spathe.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Bletilla striata

Common name: Hyacinth orchid

Description: A clump forming exotic terrestrial orchid with strap like leaves. Sprays of pink / lilac flowers in spring. Keep dry in winter divide in early spring.
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Childanthus fragrans

Common name: Peruvian daffodil

Description: Lovely exotic bulb with flared tubular scented yellow flowers in summer. Plant with top of bulb exposed.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Curcuma longo

Common name: Tumeric

Description: A rare exotic bulb with large paddle-shaped leaves. Ginger type pink flowers in summer. Edible roots.
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R100.00  |   Buy now

Curcuma zedoaria

Common name: White tumeric

Description: New - rare exotic bulb with large paddle-shaped leaves. Ginger type WHITE flowers in summer. Edible roots.
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R100.00  |   Buy now

Eucharis x grandiflora

Common name: Amazon lily

Description: A bulbous exotic perennial with large elliptic wavy deep green leaves. Umbels of white flowers in summer. Indoor plant. Huge bulbs
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Hosta hybrid - various

Common name: Plantain lilies

Description: Clump forming exotic bulb. Large attractive variegated or green leaves. Snails and slugs love them! Bell shaped flowers in summer
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Hymenocallis littoralis

Common name: Spider lily

Description: A clump forming exotic bulb with a basal rosette of dark green strap like leaves. Frilly edged white flowers in autumn.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Polyanthus tuberose

Common name: Tuberose

Description: A clump forming Mexican bulb with pale green leaves and tall flower stalks with scented tubular white flowers.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Polygonatum biflorum

Common name: Solomons Seal

Description: A very rare rhizomatous perennial with arching stems, lance shaped leaves and greenish white flowers. Wonderful for a woodland setting.
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Sinningia sellovii

Common name: Hardy red gloxinia

Description: Tough exotic gesneriad, with pale green velvety leaves. Spikes of tubular coral flowers from red to orange all season. This plant attracts bees, butterflies and birds. Drought-tolerant. Containers.
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Sprekelia formosissima

Common name: Aztec lily

Description: Clump forming Mexican bulb. Strap shaped mid green leaves. Single bright red flowers in spring
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Zephyranthes grandiflora

Common name: Rain lily

Description: Clump forming exotic bulb. Upright strap like basal leaves. Pink cup shaped flowers just before the rains
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Zephyranthes primulina

Common name: Yellow crocus

Description: An easy to grow self seeding exotic bulb. It has narrow upright linear basal leaves and funnel shaped orangey yellow flowers. Blooms mostly in summer.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

Zephyranthus candida

Common name: White rain lily

Description: A soft stemmed bulb with upright rush like basal leaves and crocus like white flowers. Multiplies well.
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R50.00  |   Buy now