Welcome to the Lilium and Bulb Society of South Australia Inc.

The Society normally meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month (except July) at 7.30pm in The Village Well Community Centre at 54 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate, 5154.

From City:-
Take the Stirling freeway exit and continue through Stirling to Aldgate. Go straight through the roundabout, past the CFS Station on the left and The Village Well is on the right as you go up the hill. (See Google map at the bottom of this page)

We have a number of experts amongst our members who are more than willing to pass on advice for gardeners who are trying to grow a range of bulb species. These include not only Liliums, but many rare species not normally grown in Australia.

Haemanthus coccineus
Haemanthus coccineus leaves_

Now in mid July, the flowers have gone, and are replaced by a new crop of beautiful leaves.

Onixotis triqueta
Onixotis triqueta
Autumn all but past and now we're into winter!

The images below feature species that keep hidden until the worst of the heat has passed. The orange/red Haemanthus to the left are growing under deciduous Manchurian pears. The Rhodophiala bifida directly below has been growing in an open unshaded area, and the Scadoxus katheranii below that has been in shade most of the time.
The autumn/winter bulbs are moving now. The bottom image is of one of the many clumps of Paper whites that are featuring in gardens at the moment (July)
Rhodophiala bifida
Scadoxus katheranii
Paper whites

(Above) Narcissus Paper Whites in Mid July
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(Far left) Onixotis triqueta growing in a small pot with buds just swelling.

(Left) Onixotis triqueta buds and fully open flowers (2.5cm across).

These Onixotis are growing and flowering right now (July 21) in Strathalbyn, situated near the southern edge of the Adelaide hills.

Site last updated July 21, 2021

Welcome to the Lilium and Bulb Society of South Australia Inc.


The Society normally meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month (except July) at 7.30pm in The Village Well Community Centre at 54 Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate, 5154.
From City:
Take the Stirling freeway exit and continue through Stirling to Aldgate. Go straight through the roundabout, past the CFS Station on the left and The Village Well is on the right as you go up the hill. (See Google map at the bottom of this page)

We have a number of experts amongst our members who are more than willing to pass on advice for gardeners who are trying to grow a range of bulb species. These include not only Liliums, but many rare species not normally grown in Australia.

Autumn all but past and now we're into winter!

The images below feature species that keep hidden until the worst of the heat has passed. The orange/red Haemanthus below are growing under deciduous Manchurian pears. The Rhodophiala bifida directly below has been growing in an open unshaded area, and the Scadoxus katheranii below that has been in shade most of the time.

The autumn/winter bulbs are moving
in mid July, the Haemanthus flowers have gone, and are replaced by a new crop of beautiful leaves. The bottom image is of one of the many clumps of Paper whites that are featuring in gardens at the moment.
Haemanthus coccineus
Haemanthus coccineus leaves_
The Rhodophiala bifida directly below has been growing in an open unshaded area, and the Scadoxus katheranii below that has been in shade most of the time.
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Paper whites
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Onixotis triqueta growing in a small pot with buds just swelling.

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Onixotis triqueta buds and fully open flowers (2.5cm across).
These Onixotis are growing and flowering right now (July 21) in Strathalbyn, situated near the southern edge of the Adelaide hills.

Site last updated July 21 2021