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  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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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R60.00  |   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.
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R60.00  |   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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Dierama medium

Common name: Lilac harebell

Description: A clump forming corm with narrow grass like leaves and delicate arching flower spikes. It is frost resistant. The sprays of pink flowers occur in summer.
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Drimia elata

Common name:

Description: A rare indigenous upright bulb with a racemes of white flowers in spring followed by a cluster of linear green leaves. Medicinal.
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R90.00  |   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 montana

Common name: Dwarf pineaple

Description: Striking unusual indigenous bulb Smooth edged leaves with spotted undersides. Purple stems with smelly green, purple and white flowers
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R100.00  |   Buy now

Eucomis pallidiflora ssp pole-evansii

Common name: Giant pineapple lily

Description: Largest of all the pineapple lilies. Large leaves with deep midrib. Large spikes of yellowish green flowers crowned by leafy bracts. Flowers in summer.
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R120.00  |   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. Now dormant.
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R60.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

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

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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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

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 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  |   Buy now