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Information & resources about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld

Bulbs

and similar plants


Coastal Queensland isn't suitable for most of the classic cool-climate flowering bulbs like daffodils and tulips that we so often see in gardening books from those regions. However, there are a range of bulbs and bulb-like plants which we can use in subtropical and tropical regions. This page will concentrate on these warm climate bulbs (Cool climate bulbs are dealt with extensively in other gardening publications).

Note that some bulbs have weedy tendancies. If in doubt, check with agricultural or environmental authorities in your area.

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Nurseries supplying Bulbs & similar plants to Qld

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See also Clivia page

PINE MOUNTAIN NURSERY

P.O. Box 5016
Brassall Qld 4305
Ph: (07) 5464 3976
pinemountainnursery.com.au

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Pine Mountain Nursery are suppliers of warm climate bulbs, specialising in clivia and agapanthus.

Clivias in many colours and forms can be purchased. The nursery hybridises its own clivias from superior genetic stock and can supply Clivia seed.

Agapanthus on offer also includes varieties bred in Queensland by the nursery. Varieties in a range of flower colours and growth habit available.

Also, a selection of other bulbs, gingers, liriope and mondo grass including mondo strips.

Plants sent by mail order to Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic and SA. Visits by appointment or check the Pine Mountain Nursery WEBSITE for display days, plus information and advice.

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To check the range of bulbs currently available from Garden Express, visit their WEBSITE

This section is intended to bring residents information on Qld bulb nurseries and mail-order suppliers servicing Queensland. If you are such a supplier, you can advertise here.

As well as Queensland nurseries with bulbs & similar plants for sale, Australian mail-order and online suppliers to this state may be listed here. You must stock at least some species suitable for warm climates. For more information, please click here.

News

Daffodil flower secret uncovered

The trumpet-like corona is a distinctive feature of the daffodil. Previously thought to be an extension of the petals, new research suggests that it is a distinct organ developing from the hypanthium (the structure on which the floral parts are located) after the petals and stamens are established. Source: How the daffodil got its trumpet (February 2013)

Weedy lily not so glorious

Glory Lily (Gloriosa superba) is proving a significant threat to coastal dune vegetation on the Sunshine Coast. Herbicide trials are underway to develop a strategy for controlling the garden escape without unnecessary damage to native vegetation. Education of gardeners to prevent future infestations will also be undertaken. Read more at the maroochy Council website: Glory Lily, a Coastal Curse (February 2008)


More Online Information

Please Note: These links are provided for general information. Some of the species or cultivars referred to in these websites might not be commercially available in Australia.

General

Bulb- and corm-producing plants that become bushland weeds Department of Agriculture Western Australia
Pacific Bulb Society dedicated to gardening with bulbs all around the Pacific Rim
Flower Bulb Basics and FAQs includes some tips on which bulbs need artificial chilling if you want to grow them in a warm climate, and which don't
The African Garden, dedicated to Southern African Bulbs and hybrids (UK)
Introducing South African Bulbs Gives some history concerning early cultivation and trade. Washington State University Clark County Extension
Bulbs for Florida - Forget Northern Favorites Hendry County Extension Service, Univ Florida
Bulbous plants adapted to Florida Reproduction of a 1947 article, Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society (PDF)
Biodiversity explorer Part of Museums Online South Africa. (Use the alphabetical menu to search for family or genus of interest)
Bulbs That Refuse to Bloom University of Illinois Extension


Genera or groups


Agapanthus


Amaryllis


Clivia

- go to Clivia page

Crinum

- go to Crinum page

Eucharis

Eucharis amazonica, Eucharist Lily, Amazon Lily Landscape Plant Fact Sheet, University of Florida USA (PDF). This species is also known as E. grandiflora
Amazon Lily Eucharis grandiflora. Flowers of India
Eucharis amazonica UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research, University of British Columbia, Canada
Eucharis grandiflora, Amazon Lily The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Eucharist Lily (Eucharis amazonica) post at Typicalgardener's Blog, Malaysia

Freesia

Freesia Pacific Bulb Society
Freesia alba South African National Biodiversity Institute
Freesia (hybrid) (Freesia alba x leichtlinii) Victoria Department of Primary Industries
Freesia (Information about cut flowers) University of California Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center

Gladiolus

Garden Gladiolus (Gladiolus x hortulanus) University of Arkansas
Growing Gladiolus NebGuide from University of Nebraska
Gladiolus in the Florida Garden Reproduction of a 1949 article, Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society (PDF)
Pests of gladiolus Department of Primary Industries, Victoria
Gladiolus (Information about cut flowers) University of California Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center
Fertilization of Gladiolus Reproduction of a 1956 article, Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society (PDF)
Pests of Gladiolus Department of Primary Industries, Victoria

Hemerocallis (Daylillies)


Hippeastrum


Hymenocallis

Spider Lily (Hymenocallis littoralis) At the "Grow Me Instead" website (an Australian website informing gardeners about safer alternatives to invasive ornamentals)
Variegated Spider Lily (Hymenocallis littoralis 'Thai Spider') At "Grow Me Instead"

Hymenocallis littoralis
Hymenocallis littoralis
H. littoralis doing well in an otherwise neglected public landscape (Brisbane, March, 2013)

Hymenocallis
Hymenocallis in another tough location (Brisbane, December 2012)

Iris

- go to Iris

Ixia

Ixia (Iridaceae) Washington State University Clark County Extension
Ixia hybrids NC State University

Lillium

November Lily (Lilium longifolium) At the "Grow Me Instead" website (an Australian website informing gardeners about safer alternatives to invasive ornamentals)
Beautiful Life of the Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum) Linda H. Yates, Leon County Extension, University of Florida, USA
Easter Lily Lilium longiflorum. Texas A&M University
The Easter Lily in North America (Lilium longiflorum) Yard and Garden News, University of Minnesota
Cats and Easter Lilies Don't Mix Colorado State University


The so-called November Lily flowering in September in Brisbane after the mild 2013 winter

Proiphys

The genus Proiphys Australian National Botanic Gardens
Proiphys cunninghamii Brisbane Lily. Save Our Waterways Now, Brisbane
Proiphys cunninghamii Brisbane lily. Brisbane Rainforest Action & Information Network
Cardwell Lily (Proiphys amboinensis) At the "Grow Me Instead" website (an Australian website informing gardeners about safer alternatives to invasive ornamentals)
Proiphys amboinensis Taxonomy Research & Information Network, Australia
Proiphys infundibularis Taxonomy Research & Information Network, Australia

Zephyranthes

Rainlily, Zephyranthes and Habranthus spp.: Low Maintenance Flowering Bulbs for Florida Gardens Comprehensive factsheet including pictures of many varities. Univ. Florida (PDF)
Zephyranthes spp., Rain Lily Landscape Plant Fact Sheet, University of Florida USA (PDF)
Rainlily is a Great Flowering Bulb for Florida in: NFREC News, Nov 12, 2007. University of Florida (PDF)
Rain Lily (Zephyranthes candida) University of Arkansas
Zephyranthes candida Missouri Botanical Garden
Zephyranthes grandiflora Missouri Botanical Garden

Others

Not a comprehensive list! More information & links will be added over time
Belamcanda chinensis Blackberry Lily Landscape Plant Fact Sheet, University of Florida USA (PDF)
Getting to know the Leopard Lily Green Culture Singapore (PDF)
Belamcanda chinensis Missouri Botanical Garden
Blandfordia nobilis Australia National Botanic Gardens
Pineapple Flower Eucomis undulata. Kruger National Park - South Africa Safari and Lodging Guide
Red Hot Poker (Torch Lily) Washington State University Clark County Extension
Poker Kniphofia linearifolia. Kruger National Park - South Africa Safari and Lodging Guide
Lycoris aurea, Golden Spider Lily The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Red spider lily pops up, surprises all once again (Lycoris radiata) Office of Agricultural Communications Mississippi State University
Hurricane Lilies (Lycoris species) Univ Florida
Notes on Lycoris species David Cooke's Botanical Pages
Naked Ladies, Hurricane Lilies Make Garden News (Lycoris) Office of Agricultural Communications, Mississippi State University
Ornithogalum thyrosoides (Chincherinchee) at the Australian Weeds and Livestock website, NSW (PDF)
Blood Lily Scadoxus puniceus (= Haemanthus magnificus). Kruger National Park - South Africa Safari and Lodging Guide
Aztec Lily, Sprekelia formosissima University of Wisconsin-Extension Master Gardener Program
Tulbaghia violacea 'Silver Lace' Cal's Plant of the Week, University of Oklahoma
Society-Garlic Tulbaghia violacea. Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Getting to know the society garlic Green Culture Singapore
Tulbaghia violacea Missouri Botanical Garden
Tulbaghia cominsii and Tulbaghia fragrans The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Watsonia The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Watsonias in Australian Gardens David Cooke's Botanical Pages
Australian Subterranean Succulent Flora The Cactus and Succulent Society of Queensland Inc

Assorted Information

Bulbs: Tips on Tulips Texas A&M University
The life of a Bulb describing the effort involved in producing the spectacular displays at Filioli Estate near San Francisco (PDF)
Amaryllidaceae.org A website (in French) devoted to this family, which includes many popular warm-climate bulbs such as Hippeastrum, Zephyranthes and Clivia covering classification, biology, cultivation etc
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