We are all familiar with such South African bulbs as Gladiolus, Babiana and Freesia even though most of us have no idea of the diversity within these three Genera but how many of you have heard of the Genus Geissorhiza?
They can be charming and easy going small bulbs ideal for pots or the sunny rock garden and the species in question I find one of the easiest. It flowers in late winter and early spring and its slightly arching flower stems can get to about 30cms. or so. Any sunny well drained aspect which you aren’t going to water in summer when they are dormant should be fine and in time they will build up to a nice drift.
When in flower everyone will want to know what they are and just how smart will you seem when you rattle of its botanical name.