Which SA bulbs flower first season from seed

khabbab(10b)February 16, 2011


Can some one tell me whjch south african bulbs will flower first year if grown from seed. I am in zone 10. Currently i have Geissorhiza and freesia in my knowledge. Any other bulb, please let me know.





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none I know of but here is an article which seems reasonable. In my experience growing them for f17 years, the first year you will get leaves c. 5' tall. They then naturalize so good for multiplying plants and general for a naturalistic style of garden

Here is a link that might be useful: santa barbara gardens bulb comment

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 6:28PM
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Off the top of my head, the only one I can think of that will reliably do so is Sparaxis tricolor although other species like S. elegans may do so as well (no personal experience though).


    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 8:56PM
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