Some useful & some inspiring.
Dave Fenwicks superb website dedicated to the culture, photography, identification, research, horticultural promotion and conservation of Southern African Bulbs and their hybrids. Dave is holder of the following NCCPG National Plant Collections®
- Crocosmia with Chasmanthe.
- Eucomis and Galtonia
- Freesia [Anomatheca Group]
- Amaryllis (including x Amarygria, x Amarine and x Amarcrinum)
[A visit a day keeps the doctor away.]
International, non-profit, educational and scientific organization devoted to the dissemination of information on the growing, conservation and botany of all geophytic plants (commonly referred to as "bulbs").
Formed in Spring 2002 for those who garden with bulbs that will grow outdoors on the Pacific Rim; from Alaska to South America, and from Russia to Australia. This includes both cold hardy and tender bulbs, and all the bulbs in between.
A society for SA bulb enthusiasts. Lots of good images here. Be sure to click on their 'links' to 'A-Z photographic database of South African Bulbs.'
A website with info on plants, diseases etc, including lots of photos of S African plants taken by Rod Saunders. Find them in 'Resources' in the 'Picture Databank' under the name RC Saunders
Newly formed group [Please spread the word]
Initiated by Stefan Rau and Terry Smale, an informal Southern African Bulb Group has been established in the UK. Its main objective is to provide a forum for exchange of information between members about these plants and their cultivation. This will be by means of meetings in members' gardens and by distribution of an occasional newsletter electronically or by conventional mail. Further information is available from:
Contact (Membership) -
Margaret Corina 79 Shirley Avenue Southampton SO15 5NH Tel: 023 8077 9057
Membership organization for aroid enthusiasts.
Ohh! Envy is green.
Far be it for me to promote another nursery, but plants and information should be shared. Plenty of gems to be found here.
Encourages the science, art and practice of horticulture in all its branches
The on line database enables you to track down that elusive plant and its supplier, in the United Kingdom.
Formed in 1957, and renowned for promoting, informing and stimulating interest in growing hardy herbaceous plants.
Excellent source of seed from South Africa.
A good source of plant photographs from Berkeley University, California
This site is for information only. Prime Parennials is no longer trading