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 .

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. One of my favourite shade loving plants.
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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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R50.00  |   Buy now

Aristea ecklonii alba

Common name: White eyed grass

Description: A rare indigenous perennial with greyish green strap like leaves. Spikes of white flowers in spring.
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R75.00  |   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 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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R120.00  |   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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R50.00  |   Buy now

Eleocharis dulcis

Common name: Chinese water chestnut

Description: A robust exotic / indigenous grasslike sedge with round edible corms. Submerge plants in 10cm of water. They have medicinal properties. Bulbs tastier in winter.
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Eucomis vandermerwii

Common name: Dwarf eucomis

Description: A rare bulb with star-shaped green spotted flowers on a cylindrical spike with a crown-shaped tuft of bracts. Leaves are flecked with purple. Good container plant.
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R60.00  |   Buy now

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. Summer dormant.
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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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R75.00  |   Buy now

Gladiolus dalenii

Common name: African gladiolus

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

Indigenous: 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.
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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. Such an underrated plant!
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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

Tritonia securigera

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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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Watsonia - Celeste

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Description: A clump forming indigenous corm with long strap like leaves and bracts of dark pink flowers in spring.
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R75.00  |   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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R75.00  |   Buy now

Watsonia - Snow White

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Description: A clump forming indigenous corm with long strap like leaves and bracts of white flowers in spring.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Watsonia - Victoria

Description: Clump forming hybrid indigenous bulb Red stems and strap like leaves and spikes of magenta flowers.

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R75.00  |   Buy now

Watsonia angusta

Common name: Red watsonia

Description: Clump forming indigenous bulb with sword shaped pale green leaves. Spikes of red flowers in summer.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Zantedeschia - Green Goddess

Common name: Green goddess arum lily

Description: Gorgeous indigenous perennial with ovate dark green fleshy leaves. Large green tipped flower spathes.
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R120.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Zantedeschia - Marshmallow

Common name: Marshmallow arum

Description: Gorgeous indigenous perennial with ovate dark green fleshy leaves. Large deep pink flower spathes.
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R120.00  |   Buy now