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SUMMER BULB AND BARE ROOT PRE-ORDER
***RARE SOUTH AFRICAN BULBS***
For shipping or pick-up in March/April 2023
PLEASE DO NOT MIX PRE-ORDERS: The plants in each pre-order are only available for shipping or pick-up during a specific period each year. Orders for each pre-order must be placed separately from other pre-orders and our Main Catalogue.* However, the different subcategories of this pre-order can be combined.

Welcome to the Summer Bulb and Bare Root Pre-Order featuring over 500 different bulbs, bare root plants, and some potted plants that will bloom in late spring, summer, and fall. This pre-order includes categories for ornamentals, edibles, plants well-suited as houseplants, super hardy plants for zones 1-4, and (exceedingly) rare South African bulbs.

About Our Rare South African Bulbs

We are very excited to bring you this selection of exceedingly rare bulbs from one of the world's centres of geophyte diversity in southern Africa including South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Not only are these bulbs diverse but many of them are so strange and weird that it's as if they have descended from an alien world or been invented to star in an Avatar movie. We are also proud to be one of the very few nurseries in the world to offer these bulbs. We hope you're also excited to become some of the few people in the world to grow them! Quantities are small and we don't know what supplies will be like in upcoming years so please take advantage while we have them. Gary's already reserved one of each for himself! Have fun.

Available for: Shipping and Pick-Up - Select your preference at check out.
Estimated Date: Pick-ups begin in March into April. Shipping occurs through March and April as soon as weather allows in your region. We must ship these plants as early as possible so they don't come into growth in our mild climate. If you live in a cold region, we will ship once temperatures are safe for your plants to travel to you but they may arrive a few weeks before they can be planted outside which will require some protection, planting indoors, or storing in a cool, frost free area until you are able to plant which could include the vegetable drawer of your fridge.
Plant Details: The number of bulbs per pack and other size details are listed above the price on the information page of each plant.

Flat Rate Shipping for Packaged Bulbs**
Our flat rate shipping on bare root-only shipments will reduce your shipping costs, especially for smaller orders. When you place your order, our system will still calculate a quoted rate but we will adjust your rate right before we ship and charge you based on the table below. If you pay by PayPal, we will refund the difference when we ship. If potted plants are included or your bulbs are particularly heavy, the quoted rate will apply.

Bulb Total BC Prairies/Territories Ont/PQ Atlantic
$40-$100 $35 $37 $39 $41
$100-$200 $39 $41 $44 $48
$200-$300 $48 $50 $54 $58
$300+ Quoted rate Quoted rate Quoted rate Quoted rate

*Mixed orders will be charged an administrative fee of $5 per pre-order/main catalogue order to cover our costs of separating and organizing your orders. As a rule, all pre-orders ship separately due to timing and different packing requirements. In some cases we may be able to combine some pre-orders to ship together if you send us a detailed email listing all of your orders. While we will do our best, we cannot guarantee that any pre-orders will ship together.
**Applies to shipments of packaged dry bulbs only. If potted or extra heavy bulbs or other potted plants are included in your order, the rate quoted by the shopping cart system will apply.

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Ammocharis nerinoides - Ammocharis - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Ammocharis nerinoides is a rare amaryllis relative endemic to Namibia with extremely fragrant white and pink flowers. Ammocharis nerinoides - Ammocharis - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Ammocharis nerinoides is a rare amaryllis relative endemic to Namibia with extremely fragrant white and pink flowers.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $99.99
Boophone disticha - Tumbleweed - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Boophone disticha is a stunning and rare amaryllis with spherical pink flowers and amazing peacock-like blue-green leaves. Boophone disticha - Tumbleweed - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Boophone disticha is a stunning and rare amaryllis with spherical pink flowers and amazing peacock-like blue-green leaves.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $79.99
Boophone disticha Stutterheim - Tumbleweed - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Boophone disticha Stutterheim is a stunning and rare amaryllis with spherical reddish pink flowers and amazing peacock-like blue-green leaves. Boophone disticha Stutterheim - Tumbleweed - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Boophone disticha Stutterheim is a stunning and rare amaryllis with spherical reddish pink flowers and amazing peacock-like blue-green leaves.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $89.99
Brunsvigia bosmaniae - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Brunsvigia bosmaniae is a famous South African bulb with a dazzling floral display and huge starfish-like leaves. Brunsvigia bosmaniae - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Brunsvigia bosmaniae is a famous South African bulb with a dazzling floral display and huge starfish-like leaves.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $49.99
Brunsvigia gariepensis - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Brunsvigia gariepensis is an extremely rare dwarf relative of the famous B. bosmaniae only described scientifically in 2012! Brunsvigia gariepensis - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Brunsvigia gariepensis is an extremely rare dwarf relative of the famous B. bosmaniae only described scientifically in 2012!

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $139.99
Brunsvigia grandiflora 4 Year Old Bulbs - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Brunsvigia grandiflora is a large, impressive species with open, Allium-like, spherical inflorescences 16-20 inches wide. Brunsvigia grandiflora 4 Year Old Bulbs - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Brunsvigia grandiflora is a large, impressive species with open, Allium-like, spherical inflorescences 16-20 inches wide.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $39.99
Brunsvigia grandiflora 5 Year Old Bulbs - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Brunsvigia grandiflora is a large, impressive species with open, Allium-like, spherical inflorescences 16-20 inches wide. Brunsvigia grandiflora 5 Year Old Bulbs - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Brunsvigia grandiflora is a large, impressive species with open, Allium-like, spherical inflorescences 16-20 inches wide.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $49.99
Brunsvigia josephinae - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Brunsvigia josephinae is a large, spectacular species with open, Allium-like, spherical inflorescences 24 inches wide. Brunsvigia josephinae - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Brunsvigia josephinae is a large, spectacular species with open, Allium-like, spherical inflorescences 24 inches wide.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $89.99
Brunsvigia litoralis - Surfers Candelabra - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Brunsvigia litoralis is a dramatic species known as surfers candelabra with dramatic leaves and deep coral red flowers. Brunsvigia litoralis - Surfers Candelabra - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Brunsvigia litoralis is a dramatic species known as surfers candelabra with dramatic leaves and deep coral red flowers.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $79.99
Brunsvigia marginata - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Brunsvigia marginata is a fiery species with dramatic tight umbels of 10-20 scarlet red flowers with long stamens tipped in white. Brunsvigia marginata - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Brunsvigia marginata is a fiery species with dramatic tight umbels of 10-20 scarlet red flowers with long stamens tipped in white.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $54.99
Brunsvigia radulosa 5 Year Old Bulb - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Brunsvigia radulosa is a beautiful species with large umbels of up to 75 bright pink flowers hardy to zone 8. Brunsvigia radulosa 5 Year Old Bulb - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Brunsvigia radulosa is a beautiful species with large umbels of up to 75 bright pink flowers hardy to zone 8.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $59.99
Brunsvigia radulosa Adult Blooming Size Bulb - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Brunsvigia radulosa is a beautiful species with large umbels of up to 75 bright pink flowers hardy to zone 8. Brunsvigia radulosa Adult Blooming Size Bulb - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Brunsvigia radulosa is a beautiful species with large umbels of up to 75 bright pink flowers hardy to zone 8.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $119.99
Brunsvigia radulosa Barkley East - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Brunsvigia radulosa Barkley East has large umbels of up to 75 deep coral pink to coral red flowers hardy to zone 8. Brunsvigia radulosa Barkley East - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Brunsvigia radulosa Barkley East has large umbels of up to 75 deep coral pink to coral red flowers hardy to zone 8.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $59.99
Brunsvigia radulosa Lydenberg - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Brunsvigia radulosa Lydenberg has large umbels of up to 75 light pink flowers hardy to zone 8. Brunsvigia radulosa Lydenberg - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Brunsvigia radulosa Lydenberg has large umbels of up to 75 light pink flowers hardy to zone 8.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $59.99
Brunsvigia striata - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Brunsvigia striata is a beautiful smaller species with large umbels of 8-30 light to mid pink flowers. Brunsvigia striata - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Brunsvigia striata is a beautiful smaller species with large umbels of 8-30 light to mid pink flowers.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $59.99
Brunsvigia striata Gifberg - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Brunsvigia striata is a beautiful smaller species with large umbels of 8-30 light to mid pink flowers. Brunsvigia striata Gifberg - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Brunsvigia striata is a beautiful smaller species with large umbels of 8-30 light to mid pink flowers.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $59.99
Brunsvigia striata Oorlogskloof - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Brunsvigia striata is a beautiful smaller species with large umbels of 8-30 light to mid pink flowers. Brunsvigia striata Oorlogskloof - Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Brunsvigia striata is a beautiful smaller species with large umbels of 8-30 light to mid pink flowers.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $59.99
Eucomis pallidiflora subsp. pole-evansii - Giant Pineapple Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Eucomis pallidiflora subsp. pole-evansii has fragrant "pineapples" of white flowers rising above rosettes of strap-like leaves. Eucomis pallidiflora subsp. pole-evansii - Giant Pineapple Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Hyacinthaceae (The Hyacinth Family)

Eucomis pallidiflora subsp. pole-evansii has fragrant "pineapples" of white flowers rising above rosettes of strap-like leaves.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April.
Price: $24.99
Ferraria crispa/undulata - Starfish Iris - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Ferraria crispa is an intriguing iris-like plant with dark brown to almost black ruffled petals showing off a variety of stripes, blotches and speckles. Ferraria crispa/undulata - Starfish Iris - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Ferraria crispa is an intriguing iris-like plant with dark brown to almost black ruffled petals showing off a variety of stripes, blotches and speckles.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April.
Price: $21.99
Gethyllis barkerae - Kukumakranka - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Gethyllis barkerae has flattened, hairy, grey-green leaves that lie close to the ground and palest pink to white, fragrant flowers. Gethyllis barkerae - Kukumakranka - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Gethyllis barkerae has flattened, hairy, grey-green leaves that lie close to the ground and palest pink to white, fragrant flowers.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $99.99
Gethyllis oligophylla - Kukumakranka - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Gethyllis oligophylla has cool grey-green spiralled leaves and white, fragrant flowers. Gethyllis oligophylla - Kukumakranka - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Gethyllis oligophylla has cool grey-green spiralled leaves and white, fragrant flowers.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $99.99
Gethyllis oliverorum - Kukumakranka - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Gethyllis oliverorum has cool grey-green spiralled leaves and white, fragrant flowers. Gethyllis oliverorum - Kukumakranka - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Gethyllis oliverorum has cool grey-green spiralled leaves and white, fragrant flowers.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $99.99
Haemanthus albiflos - Paintbrush - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Haemanthus albiflos is a rare bulb with leathery, deep green leaves producing a white paint brush-like flower head with yellow stamens. Haemanthus albiflos - Paintbrush - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Haemanthus albiflos is a rare bulb with leathery, deep green leaves producing a white paint brush-like flower head with yellow stamens.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April.
Price: $29.99
Haemanthus amarylloides ssp. polyanthus 5 Year Old Bulb - Namaqua Pinkbrush Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Haemanthus amarylloides ssp. polyanthus is a beautiful pink-flowered species with red stems. Haemanthus amarylloides ssp. polyanthus 5 Year Old Bulb - Namaqua Pinkbrush Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Haemanthus amarylloides ssp. polyanthus is a beautiful pink-flowered species with red stems.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $49.99
Haemanthus amarylloides ssp. polyanthus Adult Blooming Size Bulb - Namaqua Pinkbrush Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Haemanthus amarylloides ssp. polyanthus is a beautiful pink-flowered species with red stems. Haemanthus amarylloides ssp. polyanthus Adult Blooming Size Bulb - Namaqua Pinkbrush Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Haemanthus amarylloides ssp. polyanthus is a beautiful pink-flowered species with red stems.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $59.99
Haemanthus barkerae - Barker's Haemanthus - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Haemanthus barkerae is a cute bulb with cheerful pink flowers and two elliptic leaves with attractive mottling. Haemanthus barkerae - Barker's Haemanthus - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Haemanthus barkerae is a cute bulb with cheerful pink flowers and two elliptic leaves with attractive mottling.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $99.99
Haemanthus barkerae Grey Leaf - Barker's Haemanthus - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Haemanthus barkerae Grey Leaf is a cute bulb with cheerful pink flowers and two elliptic, greyish leaves with attractive mottling. Haemanthus barkerae Grey Leaf - Barker's Haemanthus - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Haemanthus barkerae Grey Leaf is a cute bulb with cheerful pink flowers and two elliptic, greyish leaves with attractive mottling.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $84.99
Haemanthus coccineus - Blood Flower - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Haemanthus coccineus, known as the blood flower, blood lily or paintbrush lily, has dramatic orange-red flowers. Haemanthus coccineus - Blood Flower - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Haemanthus coccineus, known as the blood flower, blood lily or paintbrush lily, has dramatic orange-red flowers.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $49.99
Haemanthus coccineus Baviaanskloof - Blood Flower - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Haemanthus coccineus Baviaanskloof has dramatic orange-red flowers and burgundy speckling on the leaves. Haemanthus coccineus Baviaanskloof - Blood Flower - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Haemanthus coccineus Baviaanskloof has dramatic orange-red flowers and burgundy speckling on the leaves.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $59.99
Haemanthus coccineus Bulletrap Desert Form - Blood Flower - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Haemanthus coccineus Bulletrap has dramatic orange-red flowers and hails from a desert habitat. Haemanthus coccineus Bulletrap Desert Form - Blood Flower - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Haemanthus coccineus Bulletrap has dramatic orange-red flowers and hails from a desert habitat.

Pick-up or shipping in March/April. 
Price: $69.99
   
 
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