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Gorteria Spectacular

Gorteria in full flower. The Beetle Daisy .The photographs of this annual which flowers in spring is a site to be seen. This is what makes Nieuwoudtville so spectacular in flower season.

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Bulbs at Bikoes

We call Nieuwoudtville “The Bulb Capital of the World”. Bulb enthusiast should visit the farm Bikoes on the Grasberg road during September and early October. The pictures are just some of the bulbs that occur on this farm. Pick up a map from us and we will mark up where you should go. Not just to Bikoes but other sites for bulbs on the Grasberg road.

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Crinum veriabile

Crinum veriabile flowers in March/April in the river bed above the Nieuwoudtville Waterfall. It is a genus of the family Amaryllidaceae and like all other Crinum species in South Africa produce large fleshy seeds. Crinum species grow well in gardens throughout South Africa and make an excellent garden subject. Pick up a map from us and we will mark up where you will find these bulbs in flower.

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Drosera

Drosera will be found at the farm Bikoes growing in the seepages that surround the rocky outcrops.

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Gethyllis kukumakranka

Gethyllis kukumakranka is a genus of the family Amaryllidaceae. You will find these bulbs with their curly leafs in the veld. They are easy to recognize. You are less likely to find the white pristine flowers as they appear very briefly during the summer months. A few months later the seed pod which can be seen in our picture are pushed up from under the ground. On occasions, in the past the seed pods used to end up in a bottle of brandy. In early summer the leafs whiter away as can be seen on the pictures. They are seldom seen because very few people venture out in summer in the midday sun. The pods are highly aromatic and unfortunately collected and sometimes eaten. Birds play a major role in distributing the fleshy seeds.

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Romulea Trekpad

Romulea sabulosa.The old Trekpad is a sliver of Renosterveld just outside town,flanked on either side by wheat farming. Can you imagine what the Renosterveld looked like before the arrival of tractors and ploughs? Every year, and you can set your clock by it, this spectacular Romulea flowers between the 23rd and 29th of August. Pick up a map up from us and we will explain where the Trekpad is and from which direction it should be approached.

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Sparaxis tricolor

Sparaxis tricolor is one of many bulbs endemic to the Bokkeveld Plato. The genus Sparaxis has for centuries been grown and hybridized overseas. The flowers can be seen in September/October on the farm Bikoes on the Grasberg road. This Sparaxis is a parent of all the modern hybrids that can now be bought worldwide. Bikoes is one of the places on the Bokkeveld Plato where the largest variety of bulbs can be seen. Collect a map from us and we will direct you to where these flowers can be seen.

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Sparaxis non picta

Botanists do not look upon this Sparaxis as a separate specie. It is classified as a form of Sparaxis elegance. I respect this classification but visually non picta looks totally different from Sparaxis elegance. Let’s hope that in time this bulb will be made available. On the website you will find Sparaxis elegance and you can then compare the two color forms.

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Smallest Brunsvigia

Brunsvigia comptonii. In our area all Amaryllidaceae of which Brunsvigia is one of the genera, mostly flower in late summer through to early autumn. This minute Brunsvigia flowers within a matter of days after a heavy downpour. Flowering is triggered by rain and it is a case of no rain no flowers. If you are here at the right time we will direct you to where these flowers can be seen.

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Bulbinellas Katsterte

In spring Katsterte will be found all over the Bokkeveld Plato that surrounds Nieuwoudtville. To see the Orange bulbinella you need to visit Glenlyon now known as Hantam National Botanical Gardens. Pick up a map from us and we will mark up where you will find the different species of Katsterte. Click here to view the photo album.

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Pride of Nieuwoudtville

Geissorhiza splendidissima is endemic to Nieuwoudtville. A truly blue flower. It grows on the farm Bikoes to be found on the Grasberg Road. It grows together with Sparaxis tricolor which is also endemic to Nieuwoudtville. The flowers of both bulbs appear in September/October. You must visit Bikoes. Pick up a map from us and we will mark up where these flowers can be seen. Click here to see the photo album.

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Brunsvigia bosmaniae

Brunsvigia bosmaniae does not flower every year. Unless 25mm of rain falls in March the bulbs won`t flower. When they do flower, and the pictures tell it all, it must surely be one of the great floral specticles in the world. Thousands of them. The bulb belongs to the family Amaryllidaceae. Keep in touch with us during February/March and we will be able to give you an indication of the prospects for the year. This must be seen. Click here to view the photo album.

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