Although quite small, the white flowers are a welcome site on a rockery, especially if interplanted with small grasses.
Watsonia densiflora is a very hardy, evergreen, bulbous plant that forms dense clumps of strap-like leaves and massed spikes of brightly coloured flowers. It can bloom on and off from November to June.
Zantedeschia valida is a deciduous, robust plant, up to 0.75 m tall that has broad leaves. The spathe of the flower is dark purple at the base within. This must rate as one of the most beautiful arum species.
Veltheimia bracteata is a hardy, semi-deciduous, clump-forming, bulbous plant with beautiful, wavy, glossy, dark green leaves and spectacular spikes of pink or yellow Aloe-type flowers. Plant in light shade.
Haemanthus montanus is found in grassland and seasonal wetlands in the eastern regions of South Africa. Plant in a well-drained, loamy soil with plenty of light; this is not only a lovely species, but it is not a difficult one to grow.For the best effect, plant en masse.
Crinum campanulatum is a hardy, evergreen, bulbous plant that has magnificent, white or cerise lily-like flowers in spring. It grows in vlei areas but should be kept relatively dry in winter. Excellent for a pond or water garden.
Tulbaghia fragrans (simmlerii) is a slender, erect, clump-forming, perennial to 25 cm. The inflorescence is an umbel of pink to mauve-pink, occasionally white, strongly fragrant, tubular flowers.
Zantedeschia aethiopica is water loving and grows best in semi-shade on the Highveld. It can tolerate extreme cold but then it goes dormant in Winter.
Brunsvigia radulosa is a beautiful bulb normally found on rocky outcrops and must not be overwatered. When in flower, it is spectacular.Once planted, it must not be disturbed.
Cyrtanthus sanguineus is a most rewarding species to grow, bearing large bright red or orange flowers in spring to late summer. A well drained, compost enriched medium and semi shade position is preferred.