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Using information from numerous resources, including (Van Diemen), (Vogelvry) and long time and experienced Lilium and Bulb Society members. Please select from the alphabetic series below to search for the required species.
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ACIS trichophylla syn Leucojum

Growing Instructions:
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sun - part shade.
Soil - well drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - autumn - 3 x depth of bulb, 5cm apart.
Flowering - late winter - early spring.
Further info…from Portugal, Spain, Morocco, has three fine leaves, flowers similar to A. tingitana. More information from - Pacific bulb Society
See also: Leucojum on this page
Acis trichophylla
ALBUCA bracteata

Strap-shaped lanceolate leaves, 60 cm (2 ft) long and 2.5 cm (1 in) wide, protrude from a bulky bulb which is largely above ground. The roots are white and succulent. Many small, fragrant, white flowers, with a diameter of 0.5 cm and a green midvein, are located on racemes that can reach 70–90 cm tall. Flowering usually occurs from November to January, with 50 to 100 flowers per stalk. One plant can have up to 300 flowers at one time. Fruit capsules are 10 mm long and 6 mm in diameter. Seeds are oblong with dimensions of 4 by 1.5 mm. Albuca bracteata is a cryptophyte, (a plant that produces its buds underwater or underground on corms, bulbs, or rhizomes) as the foliage dies back during drought.

Growing Instructions:
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sun - part shade.
Soil - sandy loose soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Watering - once established drought tolerant
Planting - after flowering when bulblets drop off - (Late summer)
Flowering - late spring - summer
Further information- not frost hardy, allow for fronds to 1 metre
Albuca bracteata
ALIUM Moly - ‘golden garlic’ - 30cms high. Loose clustered head of flowers native to Spain. Naturalises well, suitable for pots. Wikipedia

Growing Instructions:
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sun - part shade.
Soil - well drained, light, enriched with organic matter.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - autumn - 10-15cms deep, 5-10cms apart. Pots - 5-10cms deep, 5cms apart.
Flowering - late spring - early summer.
After flowering care - remove flower head unless wanting seed. Fertilise with sulphate of potash and keep watered. Allow to die down naturally. Can be lifted and stored or dug, divided and replanted.
Alium Moly
ALIUM sphaerocephalon - (Drumstick)
Alium sphaerocephalon is a plant species in the Amaryllis family known as round-headed leek and also round-headed garlic, ball-head onion, and other variations on these names. Other names include Drumsticks, and in Germany, Kugellauch. Some publications use the alternate spelling A. sphaerocephalum.[2] It is a hardy perennial plant.

ALIUMS are easy to grow. Plant the bulbs just below the surface in a sunny position in a well drained soil. Alliums may be dug and stored like onions.

Use it in your flower borders and the dry climate gardens where, around Christmas and the turn of the new year, metre tall stems are topped by green golf balls which over a period of a week or so gradually turn purple. As the Drumstick Alium takes up little horizontal space, plant them to flower through perennials.

Growing Instructions:
Aspect - full sun to part shade.
Soil - moist well-drained soil. Plant in Autumn, about 5cm deep and 15cm spaced
Fertiliser - compost and organic or slow release fertiliser.
Flowering - Summer - dark purple flowers
After flowering care - allow to die down in the autumn and keep in a cool place, with some watering until it reshoots in spring. May be left in the ground over winter if not growing in pots.
Alium drumstick
There are several Alocasias including one called Alocasia Calidora and California which have the big green leaves and like moisture - which are what we based the entry on. There is also A. Amazonica which needs drier treatment and another called A. brisbanensis which is an Australian native and poisonous !
ALOCASIA - ‘Elephant Ears’. A rhizome / tuberous perennial from South and South-east Asia. Large green leaves and a spathe (arum lily type) type flower.

Growing Instructions:
Aspect - morning sun and afternoon shade.
Soil - moist well-drained soil.
Fertiliser - compost and organic or slow release fertiliser.
Flowering - spring and summer.
After flowering care - allow to die down in the autumn and keep in a cool place, with some watering until it reshoots in spring.
Allocasia brisbanensis
AMORPHOPHALLIS konjak

Konjac is a common name of the Asian plant Amorphophallus konjac, which has an edible corm. It is also known as konjaku, konnyaku potato, devil's tongue, voodoo lily, snake palm, or elephant yam. Wikipedia

This entry is still being progressed
Amorphophallis Konjac
ANEMONE poppy red

Anemone coronaria, the poppy anemone, Spanish marigold, or windflower, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. Wikipedia

This entry is still being progressed
Anemone poppy red
ARUM palaestinum

Arum palaestinum is a species of flowering herbaceous perennial plant in the family Araceae and the genus Arum It is native to the Levant and other parts of the Mediterranean Basin, and has been ... Wikipedia

Growing notes:-
Soil type:- Well drained
Aspect:- Part shade to sunny
Depth:- 7.5 -10cm
Spacing:- 15 -20cm
Planting time:- summer/autumn
Flowering time:- spring
Watering:- when in growth
Arum palaestineum
BABIANA stricta - ‘Baboon flower’ - mixed. 15-30cms high. Hardy South African bulb with ribbed leaves and rosy, blue purple flowers. Naturalizes well, suitable for pots. Wikipedia

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sun.
Soil - well drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - autumn. 15cms deep, 5-10cms apart or closer in a deep pot.
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - dead-head flowers unless seed is wanted. Allow leaves to die back and then trim with secateurs. Lift and divide only if overcrowded.
babiana_stricta mixed
BELLADONNA deep pink

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Belladonna deep pink
BELLADONNA hathor

Very rarely is the real Hathor sold as most nurseries sell bulbs under the name of Hathor that are seedlings of seedlings of Hathor siblings or xParkeri alba or a variety called 'Harbord'. However xAmarygia Hathor is undoubtedly of hybrid origin.

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Belladonna
BELLADONNA small pink

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Belladonna_
BELLADONNA solid pink

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Belladonna Solid Pink
BLUEBELL - hispanica - Spanish bluebell - 30cm high. Taller and stronger than English bluebell and flowers are more outward facing around the stem. Wikipedia

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry spot if necessary but best planted soon after receiving.
Aspect - half shade to sun. Plant in drifts around trees and shrubs
Soil - well drained garden soil, likes some moisture.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - Feb. - April, 5cms deep, 10cms apart.
Flowering - spring - Sept. - October
After flowering care - dead-head flowers unless seed is wanted. Leave until leaves die off. Can be left to naturalise. Lift and divide when overcrowded.
Bluebell Spanish
BLUEBELLS - there are two main varieties that are called Bluebells … Hyacinthoides non-scripta or English Bluebell and Hyacinthoides hispanica or Spanish bluebell.
The English bluebell has flowers all on the same side of the stalk which causes it to curve. It flowers early in spring and prefers some shade. The Spanish bluebell is taller and stronger and has flowers around the stalk so it is very straight. It flowers slightly later and is happy in sun.
BLUEBELL - mixed. 25-30cms high. Blue, pink or white.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry spot if necessary but best planted soon after receiving.
Aspect - half shade to sun. Plant in drifts around trees and shrubs
Soil - well drained garden soil, likes some moisture.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - Feb. - April, 5cms deep, 10cms apart.
Flowering - spring - Sept. - October
After flowering care - dead-head flowers unless seed is wanted. Leave until leaves die off. Can be left to naturalise. Lift and divide when overcrowded.
Bluebell mixed
BLUEBELL - hispanica. 25cms high. White.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry spot if necessary but best planted soon after receiving.
Aspect - half shade to sun. Plant in drifts around trees and shrubs
Soil - well drained garden soil, likes some moisture.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - Feb. - April, 5cms deep, 10cms apart.
Flowering - spring - Sept. - October
After flowering care - dead-head flowers unless seed is wanted. Leave until leaves die off. Can be left to naturalise. Lift and divide when overcrowded.
Bluebells English white
BRODIAEA californica

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry spot if necessary but best planted soon after receiving.
Aspect - half shade to sun. Plant in drifts around trees and shrubs
Soil - well drained garden soil, likes some moisture.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - Feb. - April, 5cms deep, 10cms apart.
Flowering - spring - Sept. - October
After flowering care - dead-head flowers unless seed is wanted. Leave until leaves die off. Can be left to naturalise. Lift and divide when overcrowded.
Brodaea californica
BRODIAEA laxa ‘Queen Fabiola’ (syn. Triteleia laxa). 35cms high. Native to Chile but a Californian hybrid. Flower head of violet blue stars. Good cut flower.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - full sun - part shade.
Soil - well drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser. Feed while in leaf.
Planting - 10cms deep, 5-10cms apart.
Flowering - late spring - early summer. Flowers appear as the leaves are dying down.
After flowering care – dead-head flowers unless seeds are wanted. Can be left to naturalise.
Brodaea queen fabiola
C-D
CALOSTEMMA purpureum
Calostemma purpureum, known by its common name of Garland Lily, is a long-lived perennial flowering plant that is native to South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Related to the common daffodil, Garland Lilies were once common in large colonies in grassy areas, in particular the plain on which the city of Adelaide now stands. Due to urbanisation and grazing, the Garland Lily is now rare, only occurring in small pockets in parks on the outskirts of the city.

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Calostemma violacea
CHASMANTHE bicolour

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Chasmanthe bicolour
CHASMANTHE floribunda var duckitti

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Chasmanthe floribunda var duckitti
CLIVIA miniata

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Clivia miniata orange
CLIVIA nobilis

Growing Instructions
Soil type - garden soil with humus, all purpose potting mix
Aspect - shade to full sun depending on conditions, forest undergrowth plants, 
Depth - cover top of rhizomes with 3-5 cm soil
Spacing - depends on size of large rhizomes
Planting time - immediately after lifting
Flowering time - late spring thru summer depending on aspect and water (We have had different plants in slightly different locations in bloom since August)
Watering - minimal but appreciated in dry conditions
Further information - Evergreen with strap like leaves, prior to planting keep large, fleshy rhizomes moist
Clivia nobilis
COLCHICUM agrippinum ? Byzantinum ? Autumnale ? Agrippinum has tessellated flowers … 10-20cms high. Lilac-mauve autumn flowering bulb from Turkey and Lebanon (Asia Minor). Naturalises well or grow in a pot.

Colchicum × agrippinum is a species of flowering plant in the family Colchicaceae. It is considered to be a hybrid between C. variegatum and C. autumnale, and not a true species, although this is not certain. The genus and the species are commonly called "autumn crocus", "naked lady" or "meadow saffron". Wikipedia

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool dry spot. Preferably plant when received as it will flower without soil or water.
Aspect - full sun - part shade. Good under shrubs and trees. Will also flower on a shallow bowl indoors.
Soil - well drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - close to the surface and 25-30cms apart as the leaves can be large.
Flowering - early autumn - the flowers appear before the leaves.
After flowering care - remove leaves after they die down. Make sure that birds don’t scatter the bulbs.
Colchicum agrippinum
CONVALLARIA alba

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Convallaria
CONVALLARIA majalis rosea

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Convallaria majalis rosea
CRINUM moorei

Growing Instructions
Soil type
- well drained humus rich moist garden soil
Aspect - partial to full sun
Depth - leave neck of bulb exposed above soil level
Spacing - 60cm, will grow up to 20cm
Planting time - mild autumn weather
Flowering time - spring to early summer
Watering - required to establish – the large basal leaves will remain green if watered in summer. If leaves die back in dry conditions stems can be cut pack about 20 cm from bulb shoulder. Likes moist soil.
Further information - Makes large clump 1 meter tall, light pink buds, multiple large white fragrant flowers
Crinum
CROCUS Pickwick

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Crocus Pickwick
Cyrtanthus is a large genus of the Amaryllidaceae family native to South Africa. Species are found growing in a wide range of habitats including damp bushy stream-edges, as epiphytes on other plants, and in near desert conditions.
CYRTANTHSUS O'Brienii

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - Keep cool and dry
Aspect - sun – part shade.
Soil - well drained.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 10 cms deep
Flowering - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head. Allow to die back.
Cyrtanthsus O
Dahlia ssp.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting
- keep in a cool, dry place. Prepare soil to be just moist at time of planting.
Do not plant before trimming roots to no longer than about 30mm to ensure stronger root growth later.
When top growth appears, the plant should be kept growing strongly, or a poor unproductive plant will result.
Regular watering and occasional feeding with fertiliser containing generous phosphorous levels. eg.. Superphosphate, blood and bone plus epson salts, first applied 6-8 weeks after planting. A second application following in a further 3 to 4 weeks. Water well after each of these applications. Don't use high nitrogen fertilisers.
When the plant has produced it's 2nd and 3rd pair of leaves, pinch out the growing tip to force the plant to bush up.

We are finding that it may be better to plant later to encourage later flowering (Autumn) after the heat of Summer has passed. Also plant a little further apart to discourage mildew.

Aspect – light shade – full sun; protect from frost.
Soil - Rich, well drained loamy soil. Soil that is over-wet produces stunted yellow foliage
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser. (see above)
Planting - 5cms deep. Sept. to October flowering is early Summer, Suggested later plantings bloom in Autumn when the weather is cooler and less likely to scald buds and flowers.
Flowering - spring/summer as above. General rule is that they flower 65 - 85 days after planting.
After flowering care - allow to die down in summer/autumn.
DICHELOSTEMMA conjestum

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting
- keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect – light shade – full sun; protect from frost.
Soil - well drained.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep.
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - allow to die down in summer.
Dichelostemma conjestum
DICHELOSTEMMA Ida-maia ?? ‘Firecracker’ (or ‘Pink Diamond’ ?) 30-50cms high. ‘Firecracker’ - From California and Oregon - flower head has several red tubular bells with recurved green tips.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect – light shade – full sun; protect from frost.
Soil - well drained.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep.
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - allow to die down in summer.
Dichelostemma ida-maia
DISPOROPSIS pernyi

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Disporopsis pernyi
DRACUNCULUS vulgaris

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Dracunculus vulgaris
DRIMEA maritima ( syn. URGINEA maritima) - ‘Sea Squill’ 80-120cms. Mediterranean native; tall, strong stems crowded with small creamy white stars on the upper third. Drought proof and very hardy.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant immediately - flowers before the leaves appear.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - any good garden soil.
Fertiliser - a handful of complete garden fertiliser once a year
Planting - plant with top of bulb exposed to light.
Flowering - before the leaves - late summer / early autumn
After flowering care - remove flower stem; the green rosette of leaves will stay all winter before dying down. Allow to multiply into a good clump.
Drimea maritima
E-F
EUCOMIS comosa (syn. E. punctate) ‘Pineapple Lily’. 25-50cms high. South African bulb with a thick stem covered in small white, cream or pinkish small flowers with a tuft on top; like an elongated pineapple. Scented. Also good in pots. Excellent indoor plant in a large pot, using rich potting mix and with top of bulb barely covered.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place, then plant in Autumn.
Aspect - sun – part shade, with some shelter from hot, dry winds
Soil - rich, well drained, composted garden soil; water in summer
Fertiliser – complete garden fertiliser; regular diluted foliar fertiliser.
Planting – Top of bulb 8cm deep.
Flowering - summer. - Winter… dry dormancy
After flowering care - dead-head flowers if seeds are not wanted and fertilise lightly then remove leaves after they have died down.
Eucomis comosa
Ferraria crispa

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Ferraria crispa
FREESIAS - General

Growing Instructions
When young leaves appear, plants should be kept moist until flower spikes appear late Winter. (Not overwatered, but not allowed to dry out).
When flowering finishes, let dry out so that corms are permitted to ripen.
FREESIA - White Zephyr.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place until ready to plant.
Aspect - Sun. plant among shrubs, roses etc.
Soil - any well drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5 - 7cm deep in early Autumn, spaced about 5cm.
Flowering - Late Winter and early Spring. 300 - 600mm high
After flowering care - dead-head unless seeds are wanted. Can leave to naturalise. Scatter seed where wanted. Deteriorates 3 - 5 years after original planting, then need lifting and re-planting corms.
Dormant in Summer… withhold water.
Fresia White zephyr
FREESIA - single, gold, highly perfumed flowers. Native to South Africa.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place until ready to plant.
Aspect - Sun. plant among shrubs, roses etc.
Soil - any well drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep
Flowering - Spring
After flowering care - dead-head unless seeds are wanted. Can leave to naturalise. Scatter seed where wanted.
Freesia Single Gold
FREESIA - double gold, Golden Wave - highly perfumed flowers. Native to South Africa.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place until ready to plant.
Aspect - Sun. plant among shrubs, roses etc.
Soil - any well drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep
Flowering - Spring
After flowering care - dead-head unless seeds are wanted. Can leave to naturalise. Scatter seed where wanted.
Freesia Double Gold Golden_Wave
FREESIA refracta ‘Granny’s ones’ - white, cream, pale mauve old fashioned, highly perfumed flowers. Native to South Africa.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place until ready to plant.
Aspect - Sun. plant among shrubs, roses etc.
Soil - any well drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - dead-head unless seeds are wanted. Can leave to naturalise. Scatter seed where wanted.
Freesia refracta grandmas
G-H
GALANTHUS elwesii - True snowdrop with 3 longer white petals over 3 shorter inner petals which usually have a green marking. Good to naturalise under deciduous trees and shrubs. Can grow in pots.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep cool, do not let them dry out but plant as soon as possible. They do not have a protective dry covering.
Aspect - dappled shade - under deciduous trees or shrubs. Likes cool conditions.
Soil - moist, humus rich and well drained.
Fertiliser – complete garden fertiliser but used sparingly.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart - closer in pots.
Flowering - early - mid spring.
After flowering care - leave to naturalise. If you need to divide or transplant it is best to do it while the leaves are dying back and replant straight away.
Galanthus Elwesii (Snowdrop)
GLADIOLUS nanus ‘Blushing Bride’ (syn. G. colvillei). 50-60cms high. White flowers with pink markings on the petals. South African hybrid. Grow in clumps.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool dry place.
Aspect - sun. Can grow among shrubs and grasses.
Soil - well drained. Drought hardy but also cope well with some summer watering.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser while growing.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10-15cms apart.
Flowering - late spring - early summer.
After flowering care - cut off top of flower spike. Can be left in ground but cut back leaves after they have died. Should not need staking.
Gladiolus_Blushing_Bride (SPECIES)
GLADIOLUS Carine

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool dry place.
Aspect - sun. Can grow among shrubs and grasses.
Soil - well drained. Drought hardy but also cope well with some summer watering.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser while growing.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10-15cms apart.
Flowering - late spring - early summer.
After flowering care - cut off top of flower spike. Can be left in ground but cut back leaves after they have died. Should not need staking.
Gladiolus nanus
GLADIOLUS Oriental Lady (species)

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool dry place.
Aspect - sun. Can grow among shrubs and grasses.
Soil - well drained. Drought hardy but also cope well with some summer watering.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser while growing.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10-15cms apart.
Flowering - late spring - early summer.
After flowering care - cut off top of flower spike. Can be left in ground but cut back leaves after they have died. Should not need staking.
Gladioli Oriental lady (Species)
GLADIOLUS Soft Pink

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool dry place.
Aspect - sun. Can grow among shrubs and grasses.
Soil - well drained. Drought hardy but also cope well with some summer watering.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser while growing.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10-15cms apart.
Flowering - late spring - early summer.
After flowering care - cut off top of flower spike. Can be left in ground but cut back leaves after they have died. Should not need staking.
Gladiolus Soft Pink
GLADIOLUS Tristis

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool dry place.
Aspect - sun. Can grow among shrubs and grasses.
Soil - well drained. Drought hardy but also cope well with some summer watering.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser while growing.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10-15cms apart.
Flowering - late spring - early summer.
After flowering care - cut off top of flower spike. Can be left in ground but cut back leaves after they have died. Should not need staking.
Gladiolus tristus
Gloriosa lily

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Gloriosa lilly
HABRANTHUS robustus

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Habranthus robustus
HAEMANTHUS alba (albiflos) 20-30cms high. White ‘Paint-brush Lily’ from South Africa. Two broad evergreen leaves and a thick flattened stalk with white fleshy petals surrounding gold stamens.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - full sun - part shade.
Soil - well-drained.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - near the surface and 15cms apart.
Flowering - autumn - winter.
After flowering care - remove flower head and remove any dying leaves. Forms good clumps or good in a pot. Divide if too congested but they take a while to settle.
HAEMANTHUS alba
HAEMANTHUS coccineus - ‘Elephant Ears’, ‘Blood Lily’ or ‘Paintbrush Lily’. 15-30cms high. South African bulb – two large, wide leaves and waxy red flowers with gold stamens.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - full sun – light shade.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - close to the surface with neck of bulb above ground. 20-30cms apart. Forms good clumps.
Flowering - late winter – early spring. Flowers appear before leaves.
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow leaves to die off. Divide when congested but happy in a clump..
Haemanthus_coccineus
HEMEROCALLIS Gold Day Lily

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Hemerocallis Gold (Day Lilly)
HIPPEASTRUM White, papilio

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Hippeastrum papilio
HIPPEASTRUM White, marked red

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Hippeastrum
HOSTA Grand Tiara

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Hosta Grand tiara
HOSTA halcyon

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Hosta halcyon
HYACINTH - mixed. 15-20cms high. Perfumed. Originally from the Mediterranean. Very good in pots or in small groups in the garden. Can also be forced indoors for early flowers.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place. Can pre-chill or wait until early winter to plant.
Aspect - sunny and well-drained.
Soil - well-drained, humus rich garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser. Watch out for snails etc.
Planting - April, May - when soil gets cool. 10cms deep and 15cms apart unless in pots when they can be planted more closely.
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - can be left if soil is fairly dry over summer but otherwise lift and store in paper bags, not plastic.
Hyacinth mixed
HYACINTH - Roman

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place. Can pre-chill or wait until early winter to plant.
Aspect - sunny and well-drained.
Soil - well-drained, humus rich garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser. Watch out for snails etc.
Planting - April, May - when soil gets cool. 10cms deep and 15cms apart unless in pots when they can be planted more closely.
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - can be left if soil is fairly dry over summer but otherwise lift and store in paper bags, not plastic.
Hyacinth (roman)
HYACINTH - white. 15-20cms high. Perfumed. Originally from the Mediterranean. Very good in pots or in small groups in the garden. Can also be forced indoors for early flowers.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place. Can pre-chill or wait until early winter to plant.
Aspect - sunny and well-drained.
Soil - well-drained, humus rich garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser. Watch out for snails etc.
Planting - April, May - when soil gets cool. 10cms deep and 15cms apart unless in pots when they can be planted more closely.
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - can be left if soil is fairly dry over summer but otherwise lift and store in paper bags, not plastic.
Hyacinth-White
HYMENOCALLIS - litoralis (Day lilly)

Hymenocallis littoralis or the beach spider lily is a plant species of the genus Hymenocallis, native to warmer coastal regions of Latin America and widely cultivated and naturalized in many tropical countries. Wikipedia

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Hemenocallis Gold (Day Lilly)
I-J
IPHEION uniflorum ‘Alberto Castillo’ - Large white flower on single stems, grey-green leaves. Species is from South America. Naturalizes well and suitable for pots.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - full sun - part shade.
Soil - any well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser if grown in pots.
Planting - 5 - 8cms deep and 5cms apart in Autumn.
Flowering - Mid - late Spring… 7 - 15cm
After flowering care - can be left undisturbed for years - divide as necessary.
Iphieon Alberto Castello
IPHEION uniflorum - ‘Star Flower’ - mixed. 10-15cms high. Soft blue or white flower on single stems, grey-green leaves, from South America. Naturalizes well and suitable for pots.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - full sun - part shade.
Soil - any well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser if grown in pots.
Planting - 5 - 8cms deep and 5cms apart in Autumn.
Flowering - Winter - Spring.
After flowering care - can be left undisturbed for years - divide as necessary.
IPHEION soft blue
IPHEION uniflorum ‘Wisley Bue’ - ‘Star Flower’ 10-15cms high. Mid blue flower on single stems, grey-green leaves. Species is from South America. Naturalizes well and suitable for pots.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - full sun - part shade.
Soil - any well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser if grown in pots.
Planting - 5 - 8cms deep and 5cms apart in Autumn.
Flowering - Winter - Spring.
After flowering care - can be left undisturbed for years - divide as necessary.
Iphieon pale blue
IRIS Dutch xiphium x tingitana

General information
Plant:
Late summer to autumn, 7.5 - 10cm deep
Soil: Well drained
Location: Full sun
Flowers: 45 - 60cm high
IRIS Dutch dark blue

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant rhizomes when received.
Aspect - dappled shade.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 20cms apart.
Flowering - spring - summer.
After flowering care - evergreen. Remove dead flowers and stalks.
Iris Dutch dark blue
IRIS Dutch Hildegarde

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant rhizomes when received.
Aspect - dappled shade.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 20cms apart.
Flowering - spring - summer.
After flowering care - evergreen. Remove dead flowers and stalks.
Iris Dutch Hildegarde
IRIS Dutch Lilac beauty

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant rhizomes when received.
Aspect - dappled shade.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 20cms apart.
Flowering - spring - summer.
After flowering care - evergreen. Remove dead flowers and stalks.
Iris Dutch Lilac beauty
IRIS evansia japonica 50-60cms high. White fringed petals with soft blue & yellow markings. Tall strappy leaves.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant rhizomes when received.
Aspect - dappled shade.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 20cms apart.
Flowering - spring - summer.
After flowering care - evergreen. Remove dead flowers and stalks.
Iris evansia japonica
IRIS reticulata

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant rhizomes when received.
Aspect - dappled shade.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 20cms apart.
Flowering - spring - summer.
After flowering care - evergreen. Remove dead flowers and stalks.
Iris reticulata
IRIS Tall bearded blue

Growing Instructions

Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser. Small amount often.
Planting - 10-15cms deep, 6-10cms apart.
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - remove flowers and cut down stems when dry.
Iris-tall bearded
IRIS unguicularis alba

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser. Small amount often.
Planting - 10-15cms deep, 6-10cms apart.
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - remove flowers and cut down stems when dry.
Iris unguicularis alba
IRIS unguicularis Mary Barnard

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser. Small amount often.
Planting - 10-15cms deep, 6-10cms apart.
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - remove flowers and cut down stems when dry.
Iris unguicularis
IRIS unguicularis - (syn. Iris stylosa, Algerian iris, Winter iris) - dark stripe form. 15 – 20cms tall. From the Mediterranean. Evergreen, narrow leaves. Flowers late winter, early spring. Very hardy. Cut leaves back before flowering to allow the flowers to show and reduce snail depradations. This form is slightly smaller growing and slightly later flowering than the usual Winter iris.
Iris unguicularis
IXIA - pink and white stripe. 50cms high on wiry stems. Drought hardy corm from South Africa.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 7-10cms deep
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - remove seed heads and allow to die back before removing dried stalks and leaves.
Ixia pink
IXIA - pink. 50cms high on wiry stems. Drought hardy corm from South Africa.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 7-10cms deep
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - remove seed heads and allow to die back before removing dried stalks and leaves.
ixia pink and white stripe
IXIA - yellow. 50cms high on wiry stems. Drought hardy corm from South Africa.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 7-10cms deep
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - remove seed heads and allow to die back before removing dried stalks and leaves.
ixias yellow
IXIA maculate. 50-60cms tall on a wiry stem. Warm yellow flowers. Drought hardy corm from South Africa.
Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place until ready to plant
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 7-10cms deep.
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - remove seed heads and allow to die back before removing dried stalks and leaves
Ixia Yellow
IXIA - mixed mauve, white and blue 70-80cms high

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 7-10cms deep
Flowering - late spring - early summer
After flowering care - remove seed heads and allow to die back before removing dried stalks and leaves
Ixia mauve white and blue
IXIA - mixed white and blue 70-80cms high

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 7-10cms deep
Flowering - late spring - early summer
After flowering care - remove seed heads and allow to die back before removing dried stalks and leaves
Ixia mixed
IXIA - Yellow. 50cms high on wiry stems. Drought hardy corm from South Africa. (similar to Goldfields mix)

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 7-10cms deep
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - remove seed heads and allow to die back before removing dried stalks and leaves.
ixias yellow
IXIA paniculata - ‘Corn Ixia’. 40-50cms high. Narrow petalled, buff coloured flowers from South Africa. Lightly perfumed. Uncommon.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 7-10cms deep
Flowering - late spring
After flowering care - remove seed heads and allow to die back before removing dried stalks and leaves.
Ixia paniculata
IXIA - Pink with white stripe. – Drought hardy corm from South Africa. (Amethystina ?)

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny. Can be planted among low shrubs and grasses.
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 7-10cms deep
Flowering - late spring - early summer
After flowering care - remove seed heads unless seeds are wanted. Remove stlaks and leaves after they have died back. Naturalise well.
ixia pink and white stripe
IXIA - Viridiflora var Amethystina - 70-80cms high. – Drought hardy corm from South Africa.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny. Can be planted among low shrubs and grasses.
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 7-10cms deep
Flowering - late spring - early summer
After flowering care - remove seed heads unless seeds are wanted. Remove stlaks and leaves after they have died back. Naturalise well.
Ixia viridiflora var Amethystina
IXIA - teal blue 70-80cms high. Light teal blue flowers with a dark eye – one of the last to flower. Drought hardy corm from South Africa. (Amethystina ? Viridiflora ?)

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny. Can be planted among low shrubs and grasses.
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 7-10cms deep
Flowering - late spring - early summer
After flowering care - remove seed heads unless seeds are wanted. Remove stlaks and leaves after they have died back. Naturalise well.
Ixia viridiflora turquoise
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KNIPHOFIA - ‘Winter Cheer’ - ‘Red Hot Poker’. 1.2m. high. Strong grower and drought tolerant. Scarlet heads with a yellow skirt.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant when received.
Aspect - sun - part shade.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep
Flowering - winter - spring
After flowering care - naturalise easily so remove seed heads and flower stalk and cut the leaves back to about 15cms after flowering has finished.
Kniphofia Winter_Cheer
LACHENALIA aloides tall yellow

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant when received.
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep and 7cms apart
Flowering - early spring
After flowering care - remove flower head and allow leaves to die down. They can be lifted and stored in paper bags in a cool, dry place or left in the ground but they dislike summer watering.
Lachenalia aloides tall Yellow
LACHENALIA pallida

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant when received.
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep and 7cms apart
Flowering - early spring
After flowering care - remove flower head and allow leaves to die down. They can be lifted and stored in paper bags in a cool, dry place or left in the ground but they dislike summer watering.
Lachenalia pallida
LACHENALIA bulbifera

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant when received.
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep and 7cms apart
Flowering - early spring
After flowering care - remove flower head and allow leaves to die down. They can be lifted and stored in paper bags in a cool, dry place or left in the ground but they dislike summer watering.
lachenalia bulbifera
LACHENALIA quadricolor - ‘Soldier Boys’. 15-30cms high. South African bulbs - orange, yellow, green bells with red tips. Suitable for growing in pots.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant when received.
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep and 7cms apart
Flowering - early spring
After flowering care - remove flower head and allow leaves to die down. They can be lifted and stored in paper bags in a cool, dry place or left in the ground but they dislike summer watering.
Lachenalia quadricolour
LEDEBOURIA socialis
Ledebouria socialis, the silver squill or wood hyacinth, is a geophytic species of bulbous perennial plant native to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It was first described by John Gilbert Baker as Scilla socialis in 1870.

Growing Instructions
Soil type:- well drained
Aspect:- shade
Depth:- neck above soil
Spacing:- 8 – 10cm
Planting time:- offsets in spring
Flowering time:- late spring/summer
Watering:- when in growth
Further info:- frost tender, does well in pots
Ledebouria socialis
LEUCOCORYNE ixiodes

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny - part shade.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 10cms apart. Soon form clumps.
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow leaves and stem to die down before removing them.
Leucocoryn ixiodes
LEUCOJUM - aestivum

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny - part shade.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 10cms apart. Soon form clumps.
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow leaves and stem to die down before removing them.
Leucojum aestivum
LEUCOJUM - aestivum / vernum / “Gravetye Giant” (commonly called ‘Snowflakes’ and often mistakenly called ‘snowdrops’) A taller and better flower than the usual snowflake.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny - part shade.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 10cms apart. Soon form clumps.
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow leaves and stem to die down before removing them.
leucojum aestivum gravetye giant
LILIUM philipinense

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny - part shade.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 10cms apart. Soon form clumps.
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow leaves and stem to die down before removing them.
Lilium philipanense
M-N
MIRABILIS yellow

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - full sun or under deciduous trees or shrubs.
Soil - well drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting – 10cms deep and 5cms apart. Small clumps could be planted 20-30cms apart. Multiply well.
Flowering - early spring.
After flowering care - dead-head unless wanting seeds and allow leaves to die down. Lift and divide every 5 years. Short summer dormancy period and leaves appear in late autumn or early winter.
Mirabilis yellow
MORAEA aristata

Moraea aristata is a critically endangered species of plant in the genus Moraea, that is endemic to the city of Cape Town and is now restricted to the grounds of the Observatory in the Cape Town suburb of Observatory. Moraea aristata is a winter-flowering bulb that produces large and striking flowers. Wikipedia

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - full sun or under deciduous trees or shrubs.
Soil - well drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting – 10cms deep and 5cms apart. Small clumps could be planted 20-30cms apart. Multiply well.
Flowering - early spring.
After flowering care - dead-head unless wanting seeds and allow leaves to die down. Lift and divide every 5 years. Short summer dormancy period and leaves appear in late autumn or early winter.
Moraea aristata
MUSCARI alba

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - full sun or under deciduous trees or shrubs.
Soil - well drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting – 10cms deep and 5cms apart. Small clumps could be planted 20-30cms apart. Multiply well.
Flowering - early spring.
After flowering care - dead-head unless wanting seeds and allow leaves to die down. Lift and divide every 5 years. Short summer dormancy period and leaves appear in late autumn or early winter.
Muscari alba
MUSCARI mixed

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - full sun or under deciduous trees or shrubs.
Soil - well drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting – 10cms deep and 5cms apart. Small clumps could be planted 20-30cms apart. Multiply well.
Flowering - early spring.
After flowering care - dead-head unless wanting seeds and allow leaves to die down. Lift and divide every 5 years. Short summer dormancy period and leaves appear in late autumn or early winter.
Muscari Grape hyacinth mixed
MUSCARI armeniacum - Grape Hyacinth - 12cms high. Conical blue flowers with strappy green leaves from the Mediterranean area. Naturalise well and good in pots.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - full sun or under deciduous trees or shrubs.
Soil - well drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting – 10cms deep and 5cms apart. Small clumps could be planted 20-30cms apart. Multiply well.
Flowering - early spring.
After flowering care - dead-head unless wanting seeds and allow leaves to die down. Lift and divide every 5 years. Short summer dormancy period and leaves appear in late autumn or early winter.
muscari armeniacum
MUSCARI Vallerie Finnis

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - full sun or under deciduous trees or shrubs.
Soil - well drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting – 10cms deep and 5cms apart. Small clumps could be planted 20-30cms apart. Multiply well.
Flowering - early spring.
After flowering care - dead-head unless wanting seeds and allow leaves to die down. Lift and divide every 5 years. Short summer dormancy period and leaves appear in late autumn or early winter.
Muscari valerie finnis
NARCISSUS ‘Accent’ - 30cms high. A daffodil with cream petals and frilly yellow trumpet which deepens to pink.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - mid-spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Narcissus Accent
NARCISSUS bulbcodium - White Hoop Petticoat daffodil.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 5-10cms apart
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting. Narcissus bulbcodium - white - is similar but daintier
Narcissus Hoop petticoats white
NARCISSUS bulbcodium - Hoop Petticoat daffodil. 15cms high. Large yellow cup with very thin petals and narrow, grass-like leaves.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 5-10cms apart
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting. Narcissus bulbcodium - white - is similar but daintier
Narcissus petticoat
Narcissus bulbocodium, the petticoat daffodil[1] or hoop-petticoat daffodil,[2] is a species of flowering plant in the family Amaryllidaceae, native to southern and western France, Portugal, and Spain. Some sources say that the species is also native to Morocco, but this is based on populations formerly thought to be varieties of N. bulbocodium but now regarded as separate species.[3]

Description
Narcissus bulbocodium
is a variable, small, hardy bulbous perennial, growing to 10–15 cm (4–6 in) tall, with grass-like leaves, and deep yellow trumpet-shaped flowers in mid-Spring. The flower is unusual in that the central trumpet (corona) is exceptionally large in relation to the outer section (perianth) consisting of tiny pointed segments.[4] The Specific epithet bulbocodium means "woolly bulb".[5][6] At 12 mm it has the smallest floral diameter amongst Narcissus.

Cultivation
Narcissus bulbocodium
is widely planted in gardens, and can be naturalised in grass. It requires relatively dry conditions during the summer dormant period, so is suitable for planting beneath deciduous trees.[8] Numerous varieties and cultivars exist, including N. bulbocodium subsp. bulbocodium var. conspicuus (pale yellow flowers) and 'Golden Bells', a vigorous cultivar with long-lasting deep yellow flowers.[4]
Narcissus bulbocodium has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[9]

Should be allowed to naturalise and not be disturbed.
NARCISSUS ‘Champagne’ - 30cms high. A daffodil with cream petals and yellow trumpet which deepens to pink.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - mid-spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Narcissus champagne ? accent
NARCISSUS Campernelle. 1 - 3 yellow flowers on 35cm high stems; reed like leaves. Suitable for growing in pots.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny - part shade
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but not in contact with bulbs
Planting - 8-15cms deep in March or April to allow good root development
Flowering - spring
After flowering care - dead head flowers and allow to die back. Can lift and divide clumps about every 5 years. If in pots - tip out and store in paper bag in a cool, dry spot or hide pots under shrubs until repotting in February or March
Narcissus "Campernele
NARCISSUS ‘Changing Colours’ - 35cms high. A ‘butterfly’ daffodil - white petals with a flat, open trumpet opening cream and changing to a pink / yellow / apricot

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10-15cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - mid - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting
Narcissus Changing Colour
NARCISSUS cyclamineus

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting
Narcissus cyclamineus
Narcissus cylamenius
NARCISSUS Deeks

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting
Narcissus Deeks
NARCISSUS 'Earlicheer'

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting
Narcissus Earlicheer
NARCISSUS ‘Elsie Grace'

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting
Narcissus Elsie Grace
NARCISSUS ‘Hawera’ - 20-35cms high. Miniature triandrus hybrid with 4-8 lemon flowers per stem, shallow cupped and slightly reflexed petals. Perfumed.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting
Narcissus Hawera
NARCISSUS ‘Ice Follies’ a daffodil with white petals with open frilled, pale yellow trumpet maturing to white. Early – mid flowering.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - early - mid spring
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting
Narcissus Ice follies
NARCISSUS ‘Ice King’ - 30-40cms high. White petals and double filly yellow trumpet fading to cream

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - early - mid spring
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting
Narcissus Ice King
NARCISSUS ‘Jet Fire'

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart.
Flowering - early – mid-spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Narcissus Jet Fire
NARCISSUS ‘King Alfred’ Large Trumpet Daffodil.
Tough, hardy, early and long flowering!

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny to part shade.
Soil - cool and moist at time of planting, well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser (but do not let pelletised fertiliser come into contact with the bulbs). Liquid tomato fertiliser as leaves emerge for better flowering - (High potassium)
Planting - Depth 3 times height of bulb and 8cms apart. (deeper for really hot summers). This variety does not require a dry summer for dormancy. Excellent in mixed herbaceous borders, provided not over-watered.
Flowering - Late Winter to early Spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Narcissus King Alfred
NARCISSUS ‘Lady Jane’ 20-25cms high. An older daffodil with white, slightly twisted petals and a short, pale yellow, frilled trumpet.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart.
Flowering - early – mid-spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Narcissus Lady Jane
NARCISSUS x medioluteus - ‘Twin Sisters’ (syn. ‘Cemetery Ladies’) 30-35cms high. An old hybrid between N. poeticus and N. tazetta, usually with two flowers per stem. White petals and soft yellow short trumpet. Fragrant. Naturalises well.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect – sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart.
Flowering - late spring. One of the last daffodils to flower.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Narcissus medioluteus
NARCISSUS - mia

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Narcissus Mia
NARCISSUS - mixed daffodils - a lovely selection of garden worthy daffodils. 25- 35cms high.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Daffodils Mixed
NARCISSUS poeticus ‘Actaea’. 30cms high. A ‘Pheasant Eye’ style daffodil with white, slightly swept back petals and a neat, small, red rimmed, yellow cup. Fragrant.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser, but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart.
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Narcissus poeticus actaea
NARCISSUS ‘Salome’ 35cms high. A daffodil with cream petals and yellow trumpet which deepens to pink.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - mid-spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
narcissus salome
NARCISSUS ‘Spellbinder'

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny to lightly shaded and sheltered from winds.
Soil - well-drained garden soil, cool and moist. Keep well watered.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser, but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs.
Planting - 12cms deep and 10cms apart. (Depth twice height of bulb).
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Narcissus Spellbinder
NARCISSUS ‘Spring Sunshine'

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser, but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart.
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Narcissus Spring Sunshine
NARCISSUS ‘Star of Venus’. 30cms high. A daffodil with white petals with a yellow smudge and a frilled, soft orange cup.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser, but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart.
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Narcissus Star of Venus
NARCISSUS ‘Tete-a-tete'.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser, but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart.
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Narcissus Tete A Tete
Narcissus Tazetta cultivars
'Erlicheer' has double creamy white flowers which are strongly perfumed, appearing on sturdy 45cm stems from mid-winter. It is amongst the most easily grown and reliable of cultivars and is ideal for planting among early flowering camellias.
'Minnow' carries several creamy flowers with yellow cups per stem. It is easily grown.
'Soleil d'Or' carries clusters of small blooms from early winter and is one of the most cheerful of sights at this time. Its petals are bright golden yellow, and the small cups are orange.
(Extract from 'Bulbs for Gardeners and Collectors' by Jack Hobbs and Terry Hatch)
NARCISSUS x tazetta ‘Erlicheer’ - 35cms high. A multiflowered jonquil with double creamy flowers with a deeper coloured centre. Highly fragrant.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser, but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart.
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Narcissus Earlicheer
NARCISSUS tazzetta - ‘Paper White’ - ‘Jonquil’ 35cms high. Multi-headed white flowers with a lovely, spicy fragrance. Naturalises well.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart.
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
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NARCISSUS tazzetta - ‘Silver Chimes’

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - well-drained garden soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs.
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart.
Flowering - spring.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting.
Narcissus Silver Chimes
NARCISSUS - red cup turns orange - very prolific

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting – keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - blood and bone / complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - ????????
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting
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NARCISSUS – 'White Lion'

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - blood and bone / complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - early spring
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting
Narcissus White Lion
NARCISSUS – yellow trumpets. 35-40cms high. Good, strong bulbs similar to King Alfred and with mixed trumpet lengths.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - blood and bone / complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - early spring
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting
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NEOMARICA gracilis - (Walking iris)

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - blood and bone / complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - early spring
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting
Neomarica gracilis
NERINE filifolia

One of the best dwarf bulbs for late Summer and early Autumn. The exquisite pink flowers are born on stems 20-30cm high, above fine grassy foliage of 15-20cm.
The foliage is almost evergreen, usually dying down for a short period in Winter.
If planted in well drained soil in a sunny position, filifolia is a fast grower, and multiplies rapidly.
It seems to tolerate transplanting, and will generally flower the following season.
Detailed information is available from
this web address.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained loamy garden soil (Acid tendency)
Fertiliser - blood and bone / complete garden fertiliser but do not let it come into contact with the bulbs
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart, late Summer, but before March. Bulb neck just above soil level.
Flowering - early spring, about 28cm high.
After flowering care - dead-head the flower and allow the leaves and stalk to die down. Can be lifted and divided about every 5 years. If grown in a pot tip the bulbs out and store in a cool, dry, place (paper bag) or hide pot under shrubs or trees until repotting
Nerine filifolia
NERINE fothergillii major 30cms high. Red-orange multiheaded flower with a gold dust effect.
Note that fothergillii is a little more difficult to grow than other nerines. The leaves appear at the same time as the flowers and can be damaged if the climate is too cold, but if it's too hot the plant won't flower. Most nerines need full sun to grow and flower well, but 'Alba' will flower in shade. Nerine fothergillii var.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place or plant soon after receiving the bulbs
Aspect - sunny - part light shade
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - small scattered amount of complete garden fertiliser during growth period
Planting - with bulb neck above the surface of soil. Best left to naturalise into clumps, will withstand long dry periods whilst dormant. Nerines like well drained soil in a full sun position. They do not like to be disturbed, so they are ideal for pots and containers.
Flowering - autumn
After flowering care - dead-head after flowering and allow leaves to grow and then die down. Best left undisturbed unless overcrowded
Nerine fothergilii
NERINE Rosea

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place or plant soon after receiving the bulbs
Aspect - sunny - part light shade
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - small scattered amount of complete garden fertiliser during growth period
Planting - with bulb neck above the surface of soil. Best left to naturalise into clumps, will withstand long dry periods whilst dormant. Nerines like well drained soil in a full sun position. They do not like to be disturbed, so they are ideal for pots and containers.
Flowering - autumn
After flowering care - dead-head after flowering and allow leaves to grow and then die down. Best left undisturbed unless overcrowded
Nerine rosea
NERINE sarniensis (hybrid)

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place or plant soon after receiving the bulbs
Aspect - sunny - part light shade
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - small scattered amount of complete garden fertiliser during growth period
Planting - with bulb neck above the surface of soil. Best left to naturalise into clumps, will withstand long dry periods whilst dormant. Nerines like well drained soil in a full sun position. They do not like to be disturbed, so they are ideal for pots and containers.
Flowering - autumn
After flowering care - dead-head after flowering and allow leaves to grow and then die down. Best left undisturbed unless overcrowded.
Further information.
Nerine sarniensis
O-P
ORNITHOGALUM arabicum - ‘Black Pearl Lily’ or ‘Arabian Starflower’. 50cms high. A cluster of white flowers with a black eye; from Asia Minor. Good cut flower.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun
Soil - well-drained, humus rich garden soil ; low water need
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - in autumn, 5-8cms deep and 20-30cms apart
Flowering - mid spring - summer
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow leaves to die down. If well-drained can be left undisturbed but dig up and divide when necessary
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ORNITHOGALIM nutans ‘Silver Bells’, ‘Silver Chimes’. 30-40cms high. Multi-headed silvery green and white flowers native to southern Europe.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun - part shade
Soil - well-drained, humus rich garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - early - mid spring
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow leaves to die down. If well-drained can be left undisturbed but dig up and divide when necessary
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ORNITHOGALUM thyrsoides (conicum ????) - Chincherinchee. 30-60cms high. Cone-shaped cluster of white flowers from the Cape Province of South Africa. Good cut flower.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained, humus rich, garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - late = ??????
After flowering care - - dead-head flowers and allow leaves to die down. If well-drained can be left undisturbed but dig up and divide when necessary
Ornithogalum_thyrsoides - chincherinchee
OXALIS bowiei

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained, humus rich, garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - late = ??????
After flowering care - - dead-head flowers and allow leaves to die down. If well-drained can be left undisturbed but dig up and divide when necessary
Oxalis boweie
OXALIS flava (golden yellow)

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained, humus rich, garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - late = ??????
After flowering care - - dead-head flowers and allow leaves to die down. If well-drained can be left undisturbed but dig up and divide when necessary
Oxalis flavia
OXALIS gracilis (Orange)

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained, humus rich, garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - late = ??????
After flowering care - - dead-head flowers and allow leaves to die down. If well-drained can be left undisturbed but dig up and divide when necessary
Oxalis gracilis orange
OXALIS hirta (mauve)

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained, humus rich, garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - late = ??????
After flowering care - - dead-head flowers and allow leaves to die down. If well-drained can be left undisturbed but dig up and divide when necessary
Oxalis hirta mauve
OXALIS hirta rosea

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sunny
Soil - well-drained, humus rich, garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 10cms deep and 10cms apart
Flowering - late = ??????
After flowering care - - dead-head flowers and allow leaves to die down. If well-drained can be left undisturbed but dig up and divide when necessary
Oxalis hirta pink
PANCRATIUM maritinum

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - Shade or part sun
Soil - Plant in moist, well-drained soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 30cms apart, 10cms deep
Flowering - Spring flowering
After flowering care - Can be grown in large pots but prefer the garden. Naturalise well in cool areas. Remove stalks after they die back
Pancratium maritimum
POLYGONATUM falcatum variegatum

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - Shade or part sun
Soil - Plant in moist, well-drained soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 30cms apart, 10cms deep
Flowering - Spring flowering
After flowering care - Can be grown in large pots but prefer the garden. Naturalise well in cool areas. Remove stalks after they die back
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POLYGONATUM multiflorum - ‘SOLOMON’S SEAL’ - 50cms high. Small white bells with green tips suspended from arching stems. Green leaves go yellow in early autumn. Rhizome native to UK / Europe.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - Shade or part sun
Soil - Plant in moist, well-drained soil.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 30cms apart, 10cms deep
Flowering - Spring flowering
After flowering care - Can be grown in large pots but prefer the garden. Naturalise well in cool areas. Remove stalks after they die back
Polygonatum multiflorum
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RANUNCULUS Kochii. 5-10cms high. Glossy green leaves and gold blooms, native to Turkey.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - do not allow to dry out; plant soon after receiving
Aspect - light shade with winter sun i.e. under deciduous trees or shrubs or between perennials
Soil - slightly acid, moist but well-drained
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 5-7cms deep
Flowering - early spring
After flowering care - allow to die down in summer
Ranunculus kotchii
RODOPHIALA bifida

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - do not allow to dry out; plant soon after receiving
Aspect - light shade with winter sun i.e. under deciduous trees or shrubs or between perennials
Soil - slightly acid, moist but well-drained
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 5-7cms deep
Flowering - early spring
After flowering care - allow to die down in summer
Rhodophiala bifida
S-T
SANDERSONIA aurantiaca

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep corms in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun
Soil - well-drained garden soil, watered in winter, dry in summer
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 10-20cms apart
Flowering - mid - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head flower and allow to die back
Sandersonia aurantiaca
SCILLA bifolia

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep corms in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun
Soil - well-drained garden soil, watered in winter, dry in summer
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 10-20cms apart
Flowering - mid - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head flower and allow to die back
Scilla bifolia
SCILLA hispanica alba

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep corms in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun
Soil - well-drained garden soil, watered in winter, dry in summer
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 10-20cms apart
Flowering - mid - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head flower and allow to die back
Scilla hispanica white
SCILLA hispanica blue

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep corms in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun
Soil - well-drained garden soil, watered in winter, dry in summer
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 10-20cms apart
Flowering - mid - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head flower and allow to die back
Scilla hispanica blue
SCILLA hispanica pink

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep corms in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun
Soil - well-drained garden soil, watered in winter, dry in summer
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 10-20cms apart
Flowering - mid - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head flower and allow to die back
Scilla hispanica pink
SCILLA hyacinthoides

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep corms in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun
Soil - well-drained garden soil, watered in winter, dry in summer
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 10-20cms apart
Flowering - mid - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head flower and allow to die back
Scilla hyacinthoides
SCILLA peruviana - ‘Cuban Lily’. 20-30cms high. Deep blue, conical flower head composed of small star flowers. Very hardy.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep corms in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun
Soil - well-drained garden soil, watered in winter, dry in summer
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 10-20cms apart
Flowering - mid - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head flower and allow to die back
Scilla Peruviana blue
SCILLA peruviana - ‘Cuban Lily’. 20-30cms high. mauve, conical flower head composed of small star flowers. Very hardy.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep corms in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun
Soil - well-drained garden soil, watered in winter, dry in summer
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 10-20cms apart
Flowering - mid - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head flower and allow to die back
Scilla peruviana
SISYRINCHIUM tall blue

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep corms in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun
Soil - well-drained garden soil, watered in winter, dry in summer
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 10-20cms apart
Flowering - mid - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head flower and allow to die back
Sisyrinchium blue
SPARAXUS ‘Coral’ ???? 25-40cms high.

Growing Instructions

Prior to planting - keep corms in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun
Soil - well-drained garden soil, watered in winter, dry in summer
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 7-10cms deep and 10-20cms apart in Autumn
Flowering - mid - late spring
After flowering care - dead-head flower and allow to die back
Sparaxis
SPARAXUS ‘Purple Velvet’ ???? 25-40cms high. Rich purple flowers along a thin stem. Naturalises well.
Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep corms in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun
Soil - well-drained garden soil, watered in winter and dry in summer
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 5 - 10cm deep and 10cm apart in autumn; multiply well into clumps
Flowering - spring - early Summer. 15 - 60cm high
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow to die down before removing stems and leaves
Spiraxus Purple Velvet
SPILOXENE alba

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sun.
Soil - well-drained garden soil; watered in winter and dry in summer.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep and 10cms apart in autumn.
Flowering - mid - late spring.
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow to die down before removing dry stalks and leaves.
Spiloxene
SPREKELIA

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sun.
Soil - well-drained garden soil; watered in winter and dry in summer.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep and 10cms apart in autumn.
Flowering - mid - late spring.
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow to die down before removing dry stalks and leaves.
Sprekelia Jacobean Lily
STENOMESSON miniatum

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sun.
Soil - Dry loam
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 7.5cm - 10cm deep and 15cm apart in autumn.
Flowering - spring.
Watering - keep dry in winter
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow to die down before removing dry stalks and leaves.
Further info - ideal in pots
Stenomesson miniatum
STENOMESSON pearcei

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - shade.
Soil - Dry loamy
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 10cm deep and 15 - 20cm apart in summer/autumn.
Flowering - early winter.
Watering - light in summer
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow to die down before removing dry stalks and leaves.
Further info - frost tender, multiplies easily
Stenomesson pearcel
STERNBERGIA lutea

Growing notes:-
Soil type:- any well drained
Aspect:- hot sunny
Depth:- 15cm
Spacing:- 8 - 10cm
Planting time:- spring – late summer
Flowering time:- autumn
Watering:- dry in summer
Further info:- leave to form large clumps, ideal for pots
Sternbergia_lutea
TRITELIA lilacena

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sun.
Soil - well-drained garden soil; watered in winter and dry in summer.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep and 10cms apart in autumn.
Flowering - mid - late spring.
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow to die down before removing dry stalks and leaves.
Triteleia lilacena
TRITONIA - cream. 25-40cms high. South African corm similar to a large flowered Sparaxis. Drought tolerant. Grow among grasses and low shrubs.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sun.
Soil - well-drained garden soil; watered in winter and dry in summer.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep and 10cms apart in autumn.
Flowering - mid - late spring.
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow to die down before removing dry stalks and leaves.
Tritonia_cream
TRITONIA - pink. 25-40cms high. South African corm similar to a large flowered Sparaxis. Drought tolerant. Grow among grasses and low shrubs.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sun.
Soil - well-drained garden soil; watered in winter and dry in summer.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep and 10cms apart in autumn.
Flowering - mid - late spring.
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow to die down before removing dry stalks and leaves.
Tritonia pink
TRITONIA - orange. 25-40cms high. South African corm similar to a large flowered Sparaxis. Drought tolerant. Grow among grasses and low shrubs.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - sun.
Soil - well-drained garden soil; watered in winter and dry in summer.
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser.
Planting - 5cms deep and 10cms apart in autumn.
Flowering - mid - late spring.
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow to die down before removing dry stalks and leaves.

Also comes in a cream colour and a silvery white.
Tritonia orange
TULBAGHIA violacea ‘Society Garlic’. 20-25cms high. Lilac coloured flower head of small flowers on a slim stem. A South African bulb from the allium family. Good in pots.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun. Good for edging beds
Soil - well-drained garden soil
Fertiliser - complete garden fertiliser
Planting - 5-10cms deep and 5-10cms apart
Flowering - late spring - summer
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and divide when congested
Tulbaghia violacea
TULIPA clusiana ‘Cynthia’. 30cms high. A species tulip from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kashmir and Iran. ‘Cynthia’ has slender lemon-yellow flowers with a pink band on the back of the petals and narrow leaves.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - keep in a cool, dry place
Aspect - sun - part shade
Soil - well-drained neutral soil
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser, not touching bulbs
Planting - 15cms deep and 15cms apart in March / April
Flowering - mid spring
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and allow to die back. Can be left to naturalise
Tulipa clusiana cynthia
TULIPA linifolia

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - preferably plant soon but can keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - open, sunny
Soil - well-drained normal garden soil
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser, not touching bulbs.
Planting - 10-15cms deep
Flowering - mid spring
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and water until leaves die back. Best left undisturbed as they spread well; lift and divide when the bed becomes over-full
Tulip linifolia
TULIPA saxatilis subsp. Bakeri 30cm high - A stoloniferous bulb from the eastern Mediterranean (Crete to Turkey). Usually multi-headed mauve-pink flowers with a yellow centre. It is often multi headed. Increases well.

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - preferably plant soon but can keep in a cool, dry place.
Aspect - open, sunny
Soil - well-drained normal garden soil
Fertiliser - a little complete garden fertiliser, not touching bulbs.
Planting - 10-15cms deep
Flowering - mid spring
After flowering care - dead-head flowers and water until leaves die back. Best left undisturbed as they spread well; lift and divide when the bed becomes over-full
Tulipa_saxatilis_subsp._bakeri
U-V
UVULARI grandiflora

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant immediately - flowers before the leaves appear.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - any good garden soil.
Fertiliser - a handful of complete garden fertiliser once a year
Planting - plant with top of bulb exposed to light.
Flowering - before the leaves - late summer / early autumn
After flowering care - remove flower stem; the green rosette of leaves will stay all winter before dying down. Allow to multiply into a good clump.
Uvularia grandiflora
VELTHEMIA bracteata

Growing Instructions
Aspect - Part shade.
Soil - any good garden soil.
Fertiliser - a handful of complete garden fertiliser once a year
Planting - plant with neck exposed to light.
Planting time - when leaves die, roots remain active
Spacing - 10cm minimum
Flowering - before the leaves - spring
Watering - little once established
After flowering care - remove flower stem; the green rosette of leaves will stay all winter before dying down. Allow to multiply into a good clump.
Yellow velthemia
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WATSONIA 'Bugle lily'

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant immediately - flowers before the leaves appear.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - any good garden soil.
Fertiliser - a handful of complete garden fertiliser once a year
Planting - plant with top of bulb exposed to light.
Flowering - before the leaves - late summer / early autumn
After flowering care - remove flower stem; the green rosette of leaves will stay all winter before dying down. Allow to multiply into a good clump.
Watsonia Bugle lily
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ZEPHYRANTHES candidum - Rain Lily

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant immediately - flowers before the leaves appear.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - any good garden soil.
Fertiliser - a handful of complete garden fertiliser once a year
Planting - plant with top of bulb exposed to light.
Flowering - before the leaves - late summer / early autumn
After flowering care - remove flower stem; the green rosette of leaves will stay all winter before dying down. Allow to multiply into a good clump.
zephyranthes candidum
ZEPHYRANTHES florissima - Rain Lily

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant immediately - flowers before the leaves appear.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - any good garden soil.
Fertiliser - a handful of complete garden fertiliser once a year
Planting - plant with top of bulb exposed to light.
Flowering - before the leaves - late summer / early autumn
After flowering care - remove flower stem; the green rosette of leaves will stay all winter before dying down. Allow to multiply into a good clump.
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ZEPHYRANTHES primulina - Rain Lily

Growing Instructions
Prior to planting - plant immediately - flowers before the leaves appear.
Aspect - sunny.
Soil - any good garden soil.
Fertiliser - a handful of complete garden fertiliser once a year
Planting - plant with top of bulb exposed to light.
Flowering - before the leaves - late summer / early autumn
After flowering care - remove flower stem; the green rosette of leaves will stay all winter before dying down. Allow to multiply into a good clump.
Zephyranthes primulina