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Oh, my aching muscles...

I've been dabbling in growing South African plants--bulbs and others--for the last few years. I grow some from seed, and have purchased cultivars of others by mail or at nurseries. Here are a few photos from my garden.

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Seedlings of South African bulbs in my greenhouse

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Kniphofia rooperi is a late summer bloomer. A Phygelius capensis blooms behind the Kniphofia.

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Lachenalia rubida. The foliage of many Lachenalias is as attractive as their flowers.

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Lachenalia aloides var quadricolor. Lachenalia is in the hyacinth family--some are fragrant.

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The foliage of Lachenalia aloides var. quadricolor.

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Watsonia blooms in colors ranging from white to pink, magenta, peach, orange and scarlet

I have many more... I'll add photos soon!

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A Gladiolus tristis hybrid. This one has a sweet scent at night.

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Hesperantha coccinea, pink cultivar

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Leonotis leonurus

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Melianthus major

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Cussonia paniculata, grown in a pot.

Feel free to contact me about any of the South African plants on this website.

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