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
Bulbs are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature bulbs with similar attributes suitable to the collection design. Does not include planting map.
South African Citrus Bulb Collection
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Collection of 65
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Pink, Yellow, Green, White, Cream, Mixed
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Late spring to frost
Varies:Starfish Iris: 18" tallCharming Beauty Hardy Gladiolus: 12-18" tallNerine Lily: 24-26" tallHarlequin Flower: 10-12" tallPineapple Lily: 16-24" tall
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.
Varies:Starfish Iris: 2" deepCharming Beauty Hardy Gladiolus: 6" deepNerine Lily: 1" below the soil lineHarlequin Flower: 2-3" deepPineapple Lily:8" deep
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Can be grown as annuals in zones 3-7. Hardy in zones 8–10.
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
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Spring / Summer
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