Another good choice is Amaryllis belladonna
, which has pink, trumpetshaped flowers on thick stalks and grows to around 2ft (60cm) high.
The extracts of Ageratum conyzoides L., Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poit, Wilbrandia sp., Amaryllis belladonna
L., Dorstenia sp.
Most of our autumn-flowering bulbs are from South Africa and Amaryllis belladonna
is perhaps the brightest and most gorgeous of them all.
The Jersey lily, Amaryllis belladonna
, can be grown outside in this country and likes a border at the foot of a south facing wall.
Most will need to be re-potted in fresh compost in spring, apart from nerines, crinums and amaryllis belladonna
, which don't like to be tossed around and should be left unless they have grown too big for the container.
Most will need to be repotted in fresh compost in spring, apart from nerines, crinums and amaryllis belladonna
, which should be left unless they have grown too big for the container.
For a more subtle show, grow amaryllis belladonna
, the scented bulb whose clusters of pink flowers open on stout stems in the autumn.
is a good one too, although you can buy these ready to grow in pots indoors.
, known as the Jersey Lily, is a beauty.
Hardy bulbs like nerines, galtonia and Amaryllis belladonna
can be planted in spring and left to naturalise in a warm, sunny spot.
Try these less common charmers in your garden--all will give a colorful display in spring in zones 7-9, 14-17 (except where noted): African corn lily (Ixia), baboon flower (Babiana), dwarf narcissus, freesia (zones 8-9, 14- 17), grape hyacinth (Muscari), harlequin flower (Sparaxis; zones 9, 14-17), Homeria, naked lady (Amaryllis belladonna
), poppy-flowered anemone (Anemone coronaria), Ranunculus, species tulips (such as Tulipa clusiana, T.