Delivered to you in March / April
Small South African bulbs which, when happy, really do flower their socks off for very little return in effort. They do not like it wet in winter (when they are dormant), so we would suggest that you either need very well drained conditions (a raised bed perhaps) or, potted as the picture shows, or in discrete mesh pots which can be planted in the garden all summer, and lifted (in their pot) for a dry winter’s rest somewhere dry. The bulbs are naturally small and knobbly – just a warning to ensure no disappointment on arrival!
Unselected for colour, these come in shades of pink, white and red. Potted into an all purpose mix (they do not want too much lime) 5 bulbs would, through the summer, fill a 4” (10cm) pot, with sun and regular water and with a bit of dead heading they might be in flower for 6 weeks or more.
This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant.
Plant into rich but gritty soil 2" (5cm) deep 2" (5cm) apart best in a pot plunged into sunny soil receiving summer rain. 5 bulbs would, through the summer, fill a 4" (10cm) and with plenty of sun and regular watering with a bit of dead heading they might be in flower for 6 weeks or more. Lift pot, store dry & frost free over winter.
Height 4" (10cm)