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SUMMER BULB AND BARE ROOT PRE-ORDER
***RARE SOUTH AFRICAN BULBS
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(and some of their better-known friends)
For pick-up or shipping in March/April 2024
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 562 different bulbs, corms, rhizomes, 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 rare South African bulbs along with some of their more familiar South African friends. More additions to this category are forthcoming including Boophone, Crossyne, and more!

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. Depending on what you've ordered, you can store in a cool frost free location or in the crisper of your fridge or plant up in pots and protect from freezing.
Plant Details: The number of bulbs per pack and other size details are listed above the price on the information page of each plant.
Cancellations and Changes: Once plants are ordered, they are reserved for you and can’t be sold to anyone else. We view your order as a commitment you have made with us in good faith. For this reason, cancellations for full refund will only be accepted until February 11th, 2024. After that date you can choose to cancel for a refund minus a 25% restocking fee or cancel for a full store credit. Additions can be made at any time by placing a new order. Notify us when you pick up that you have multiple orders. Or email us when you place an additional order and we can link your orders in our system to ship together.

Flat Rate Shipping for Packaged Bulbs**
For the 2024 season we have negotiated new shipping rates with our carriers and can now offer new lower flat rate shipping on shipments of dry bulbs and bare root. When you place your order, our system will still calculate a quoted rate. We will adjust your rate right before we ship based on the table below and refund the difference.

Bulb Total BC Prairies/Territories Ont/PQ Atlantic
$40-$100 $22 $24 $26 $28
$100-$200 $24 $26 $28 $30
$200-$300 $26 $28 $30 $32
$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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Amaryllis belladonna - Naked Ladies - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Naked ladies (Amaryllis belladonna) emerge in late summer with bare stems topped with fragrant, pink, trumpet-shaped flowers. Amaryllis belladonna - Naked Ladies - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Naked ladies (Amaryllis belladonna) emerge in late summer with bare stems topped with fragrant, pink, trumpet-shaped flowers.

Pick-up or shipping in March or April.
Price: $12.99
Babiana 'Kew Hybrids' - Baboon Flower - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Babiana stricta 'Kew Hybrids' commonly known as Baboon flowers are lightly fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers of white, lavender, pink, blue and purple. Babiana 'Kew Hybrids' - Baboon Flower - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Babiana stricta 'Kew Hybrids' commonly known as Baboon flowers are lightly fragrant, funnel-shaped flowers of white, lavender, pink, blue and purple.

Pick-up or shipping in March or April.
Price: $9.99
Bowiea volubilis - Climbing Onion - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Bowiea volubilis is a cool oddity with an onion-like bulb that sits on top of the soil and grows lacy climbing stems. Bowiea volubilis - Climbing Onion - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Bowiea volubilis is a cool oddity with an onion-like bulb that sits on top of the soil and grows lacy climbing stems.

Pick-up or shipping in March or April.
Price: $21.99
Brunsvigia bosmaniae 5 Year Old Bulbs - 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 5 Year Old Bulbs - 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 or April.
Price: $54.99
Brunsvigia gariepensis Adult Blooming Size Bulb - 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 Adult Blooming Size Bulb - 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 or April.
Price: $149.99
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 or April.
Price: $44.99
Brunsvigia grandiflora 6 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 6 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 or April.
Price: $54.99
Brunsvigia josephinae 5 Year Old Bulbs - 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 5 Year Old Bulbs - 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 or April.
Price: $89.99
Brunsvigia litoralis 7 Year Old Bulb - 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 7 Year Old Bulb - 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 or April.
Price: $79.99
Brunsvigia marginata 5 Year Old Bulb - 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 5 Year Old Bulb - 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 or April.
Price: $54.99
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 or April.
Price: $119.99
Brunsvigia radulosa Red Form - Barkley East - 5 Year Old Bulbs - 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 Red Form - Barkley East - 5 Year Old Bulbs - 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 or April.
Price: $64.99
Brunsvigia striata 6 Year Old Bulb - 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 6 Year Old Bulb - 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 or April.
Price: $64.99
Brunsvigia striata Gifberg - 6 Year Old Bulb - 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 - 6 Year Old Bulb - 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 or April.
Price: $64.99
Brunsvigia striata Oorlogskloof - 6 Year Old Bulb - 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 - 6 Year Old Bulb - 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 or April.
Price: $64.99
Dierama pulcherrimum - Angel's Fishing Rod - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Angel's fishing rod, Dierama pulcherrimum, is a stunning, long-lived perennial with perfectly formed bells in purple and magenta. Dierama pulcherrimum - Angel's Fishing Rod - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Angel's fishing rod, Dierama pulcherrimum, is a stunning, long-lived perennial with perfectly formed bells in purple and magenta.

Pick-up or shipping in March or April.
Price: $24.99
Eucomis 'Aloha Leia' - Pineapple Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Eucomis 'Aloha Leia' is a coconut-scented pineapple lily with bold foliage and purple spikes that look like pineapples. Eucomis 'Aloha Leia' - Pineapple Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Hyacinthaceae (The Hyacinth Family)

Eucomis 'Aloha Leia' is a coconut-scented pineapple lily with bold foliage and purple spikes that look like pineapples.

Pick-up or shipping in March or April.
Price: $14.99
Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy' - Pineapple Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy' is among the best of all the pineapple lilies with dramatic purple foliage. Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy' - Pineapple Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Hyacinthaceae (The Hyacinth Family)

Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy' is among the best of all the pineapple lilies with dramatic purple foliage.

Pick-up or shipping in March or April.
Price: $24.99
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 or April.
Price: $19.99
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 or April.
Price: $11.99
Freesia laxa - Flowering Grass - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Freesia laxa (syn. Anomatheca) is a South African iris relative with spiky fan shaped leaves and bright scarlet red flowers. Freesia laxa - Flowering Grass - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Freesia laxa (syn. Anomatheca) is a South African iris relative with spiky fan shaped leaves and bright scarlet red flowers.

Pick-up or shipping in March or April.
Price: $11.99
Galtonia candicans - Summer Hyacinth - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Galtonia candicans is a summer-blooming bulb with spikes of fragrant, pendulous, downward-facing, bell-shaped, snowdrop-like flowers. Galtonia candicans - Summer Hyacinth - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Galtonia candicans is a summer-blooming bulb with spikes of fragrant, pendulous, downward-facing, bell-shaped, snowdrop-like flowers.

Pick-up or shipping in March or April.
Price: $17.99
Galtonia viridiflora - Summer Hyacinth - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Galtonia viridiflora looks like a green version of the better-known G. candicans with elegant late season spikes. Galtonia viridiflora - Summer Hyacinth - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Asparagaceae (The Asparagus Family)

Galtonia viridiflora looks like a green version of the better-known G. candicans with elegant late season spikes.

Pick-up or shipping in March or April.
Price: $14.99
Gethyllis barkerae Adult Blooming Size Bulb - 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 Adult Blooming Size Bulb - 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 or April.
Price: $99.99
Gethyllis oligophylla Adult Blooming Size Bulb - Kukumakranka - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Gethyllis oligophylla has cool grey-green spiralled leaves and white, fragrant flowers. Gethyllis oligophylla Adult Blooming Size Bulb - 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 or April.
Price: $99.99
Gladiolus carneus - Hardy Painted Lady - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Gladiolus carneus is a South African native with large flowers in shades from white through pink with dark pink markings. Gladiolus carneus - Hardy Painted Lady - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Gladiolus carneus is a South African native with large flowers in shades from white through pink with dark pink markings.

Pick-up or shipping in March or April.
Price: $9.99
Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus - Byzantine Gladiolus - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus is a hardy species to zone 6 with bright magenta flowers. Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus - Byzantine Gladiolus - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Gladiolus communis subsp. byzantinus is a hardy species to zone 6 with bright magenta flowers.

Pick-up or shipping in March or April.
Price: $9.99
Gladiolus nanus 'Carine' - Sword Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Gladiolus nanus 'Carine' has orchid-like, ivory white flowers with bright pink markings and a green flush in the throat. Gladiolus nanus 'Carine' - Sword Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Gladiolus nanus 'Carine' has orchid-like, ivory white flowers with bright pink markings and a green flush in the throat.

Pick-up or shipping in March or April.
Price: $9.99
Gladiolus nanus 'Impressive' - Sword Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Gladiolus nanus 'Impressive' has orchid-like, light pink flowers with bold red and magenta prints on the upper three petals. Gladiolus nanus 'Impressive' - Sword Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Gladiolus nanus 'Impressive' has orchid-like, light pink flowers with bold red and magenta prints on the upper three petals.

Pick-up or shipping in March or April.
Price: $9.99
Gladiolus nanus 'Prins Claus' - Sword Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Gladiolus 'Prins Claus' has orchid-like, pure white flowers with bold magenta and pink spots on the three lower petals. Gladiolus nanus 'Prins Claus' - Sword Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order] - Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Gladiolus 'Prins Claus' has orchid-like, pure white flowers with bold magenta and pink spots on the three lower petals.

Pick-up or shipping in March or April.
Price: $11.99
   
 
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