South African Citrus Bulb Collection

The South African Citrus Bulb Collection dazzles with eye-catching colors, patterns, foliage, and flower forms. Abundant and exotic yellow, orange, pink, red, and purple flowers will be on display from late spring all the way to frost. Long-lasting cut flowers will make stunning bouquets. This colorful collection will thrive in warm, full-sun gardens, and can be planted in containers. A standout collection of unique flowers that’s not to be missed!
Zones2 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant SizeVaries:
Starfish Iris: 18" tall
Charming Beauty Hardy Gladiolus: 12-18" tall
Nerine Lily: 24-26" tall
Harlequin Flower: 10-12" tall
Pineapple Lily: 16-24" tall
Bulb SpacingVaries:
Starfish Iris: 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Charming Beauty Hardy Gladiolus: 12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Nerine Lily: 3-4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Harlequin Flower: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Pineapple Lily: 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeLate spring to frost
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeCollection of 65
SKUHC017464

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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The South African Citrus Bulb Collection features a gorgeous array of flowers native to sunny South Africa. Warm golden Starfish Iris (Ferreria crispa) and grapefruit Charming Beauty Hardy Gladiolus bloom in late summer. They’re followed by a carpet of colorful pinks and red from Harlequin Flowers (Sparaxis) from early to mid-summer. Purple Pineapple Lilies (Eucomis Reuben) pop from mid to late summer, and fragrant Pink Spider Lilies (Nerine bowdenii) are on display from late summer through frost. Spider Lilies are long-lived, and take a couple of years to establish and bloom. This tropical collection is generally hardy in zones 9 and 10. If these bulbs are not hardy in your zone, you can grow them as annuals, grow them in containers that can be brought indoors for cold seasons, or dig up bulbs before frost to store in a cool dry place for planting the following spring. Be sure to follow the appropriate planting depth for each unique bulb. Collection of 65 bulbs.

The South African Citrus Bulb Collection Includes:

  • Starfish Iris (Ferreria crispa)- Bag of 3
  • Charming Beauty Hardy Gladiolus - Bag of 25
  • Harlequin Flower Mix (Sparaxis Tricolor) - Bag of 25
  • Pineapple Lily (Eucomis Reuben) - Bag of 3
  • Pink Spider Lily – (Nerine bowdenii) Bag of 3
More Information
SKUHC017464
Common Name
South African Citrus Bulb Collection
Item Package Size
Collection of 65
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Flower Color
Pink, Yellow, Green, White, Cream, Mixed
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Bloom Time
Late spring to frost
Mature Height
Varies:
Starfish Iris: 18" tall
Charming Beauty Hardy Gladiolus: 12-18" tall
Nerine Lily: 24-26" tall
Harlequin Flower: 10-12" tall
Pineapple Lily: 16-24" tall
Bulb Spacing
Varies:
Starfish Iris: 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Charming Beauty Hardy Gladiolus: 12 bulbs per sq. ft.
Nerine Lily: 3-4 bulbs per sq. ft.
Harlequin Flower: 9 bulbs per sq. ft.
Pineapple Lily: 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth
Varies:
Starfish Iris: 2" deep
Charming Beauty Hardy Gladiolus: 6" deep
Nerine Lily: 1" below the soil line
Harlequin Flower: 2-3" deep
Pineapple Lily:8" deep
Amount Of Rain
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Additional Information
Can be grown as annuals in zones 3-7. Hardy in zones 8–10.
Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit Of Measure
Bulb
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Yes
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
Shipping
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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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