The Giant Candelabra is really a “must see” in the wild. The inflorescence can easily reach one metre with a diameter of 80cm.
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.
Ledebouria cooperii is quite often found in moist places in the Grasslands, but do equally well in drier areas. The inflorescence is a dense raceme of small, pink, star-shaped flowers. Interplant it with smaller grasses for a nice display early in the season.
Eucomis autumnalis is a very hardy, deciduous bulb with a rosette of attractive, broad, strap-like leaves. A spike of green flowers has a tuft of green bracts on top which gives the flower the look of a pineapple. It is best grown in full sun.
The flowers of Urginea depressa, about 100mm high, normally appears before the leaves and is very conspicuous after the veld was burned. Plant amongst small grasses otherwise it will disappear.
Hypoxis acuminata has a growth form that is very grass-like; it has thin long leaves up to 30cm that stand erect. It looks at its best when interplanted with small grasses.
Ammocharis coranica is a beautiful bulb that prefers a sunny position and well drained soil. Treat it as a succulent. It is very slow-growing.
Drimiopsis maculata, a hardy, semi-deciduous, shade loving, small bulbous plant has beautifully spotted leaves and makes a good groundcover in dappled shade.
Scadoxus multiflorus ssp multiflorus is a hardy, deciduous, bulb that has large blade-shaped wavy margined leaves.. It bears magnificent, large heads of orangey-red flowers early in spring.
Hypoxis angustifolia is a small, slender, clump-forming geophyte with a carrot-like tuber, linear to lanceolate with hairy leaves and yellow flowers. Plant it on a rockery to fill pockets between rocks.