Ordering SAfrican Bulbs online from abroad
I am cross posting this question here at the suggestions of "rainy_in_OR". I am interested in so called minor or small bulbs and species such as Ixia cultivars, boophane and other succulents and tiny Irid and Lilium-like but especially Amarillids. Thanks for your help. I am also postinig in the intro thread about myself. Cheers, RJ
Any of you folks try getting bulbs from the S African nurseries that advertise on the web (or the British ones that deal in SA bulbs)? Are you getting CITES and phytosanitary paperwork easily? What are the fees for importation/shipping been for you all? I'm in NC so I don't have a port of entry nearby (closest is Atlanta).
In the past I got some leather goods from SA and it was a pain clearing customs plus I had to pay taxes. I'm hoping that is not the case for seeds and/or bulbs.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Nurseries I'm considering:
Greg Pettit http://www.comm.lia.net/bulbs/default.asp
Cape Flora http://users.iafrica.com/c/ca/capeflor/
Cape Seed and Bulb http://www.clivia.co.za/
Paul Christian http://rareplants.co.uk/index2.htm
Here is a link that might be useful: My garden