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

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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R90.00  |   Buy now

Cyrtanthus - Santies surprise

Common name: Cyrtanthus montanus x elatus

Description: A rare clump forming indigenous bulb with dark green strap like leaves. Umbels of red flowers in summer. Uncertain about the name!
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Cyrtanthus - Venus

Common name:

Description: Lovely indigneous bulb with narrow strap like leaves. Spectacular red trumpet like flowers in spring.
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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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R75.00  |   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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R60.00  |   Buy now

Dierama medium

Common name: Lilac harebell

Description: A clump forming corm with narrow grass like leaves and delicate arching flower spikes. The sprays of pink flowers occur in summer.
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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 comosa

Common name: Purple Pineapple flower

Description: A striking unusual indigenous bulb with broad purple strap like leaves. Dark racemes with leaf bract in summer. Good cut flower. Dark colour more prominent in spring.
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R150.00  |   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.
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Indigenous: 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

Veltheimia bracteata

Common name: Forest lily

Description: A lovely indigenous bulb with glossy fleshy leaves. Dense raceme of tubular pink flowers. Summer deciduous. Attracts birds.
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R120.00  |   Buy now