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Warm Climate Collection
Pack of 116

If you think you cannot enjoy a Spring bulb display in a warmer climate then think again, our Warm Climate Collection is for you. Enjoy our specially selected collection of Spring flowering bulbs that are more tolerant of warmer drier climates.

As an added bonus they don’t all flower at once giving an extended display. Perfect for naturalising or enjoying in pots or garden beds.

20 Ixia Mixed
6 Black Pearl Lilies
10 Dutch Iris
10 Jonquil Soleil d’Or
20 Ranunculi Mixed
10 Babiana Mixed
15 Tritonia Pink
25 Freesia Mixed

Great Value  Save 40% – A total of 116 bulbs

Supplied as dormant bulbs

Orders containing this item will be dispatched from Early March.

  • Suitable for areas with full sun
  • Suitable for areas with part shade
  • Suitable to cut for vases
  • Various
  • Winter-Spring
  • Ideal Growing Regions:
  • Cool
  • Temperate
  • Arid
  • Semi-arid
  • Mild Tropical
  • Tropical
  • View growing regions on the Climate Map

Availability: OUT OF STOCK/OUT OF SEASON! Available to order from mid-January to May, unless sold out.

$46.60

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At Garden Express you can make a purchase with confidence. Our living merchandise is normally guaranteed to grow if our free growing guide instructions are followed. Any guaranteed items that do not grow within 3 months (6 months for dormant items) will be replaced, credited to your account or fully refunded.

The exception to this guarantee is discounted, end of season stock which is sold on an ‘as is’ basis. Generally this stock is sound but should be planted as soon as possible and may not perform as well as normal in season products.

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Individual items may be back-ordered to avoid delaying the delivery of other items. Please allow additional delivery time for orders to Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia due to quarantine restrictions.

 

Please note: Some orders may not be possible to parts of Australia due to quarantine and some items may carry unique delivery charges. Check full delivery policy.

Common Name: IXIA Also known as Corn Lily
Botanical Name: Ixia maculata
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 50-70cm H x 10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 5-10cm Depth: 5cm
Flowering: Late Spring to early Summer
Positioning: Full Sun
General Information: Suitable for most conditions, excluding tropical climates, dry inland and warmer higher areas. Tolerates temperatures down to 0°C.
Watering: Water well in spring but allow to dry off after flowering.
Fertilising: Animal manure or compost should be worked into the soil before planting.
Soil: Well drained soil.
Lifting & Storage: Ixia can generally be left undisturbed for many years however if clumps do become too thick they can be lifted once foliage turns yellow and replanted in Autumn.
Pests: Spray for insects and bait snails when buds appear.
Tips: Makes fantastic cut flowers. If soil isn’t particularly well-drained sprinkle some sand under them before planting.

Common Name: BLACK PEARL LILY
Also known as: Arabs Eyes
Botanical Name: Ornithogalum arabicum
Family Name: Liliaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 40-50cm H x 15cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 15cm Depth: 8cm
Flowering: Late Spring
Positioning: Full sun to part shade
General Information: Suitable for all climates except Tropical. Fully hardy to frost.
Watering: Only necessary if soil begins to dry due to insufficient rainfall.
Fertilising: Work organic/chemical fertiliser through soil prior to planting.
Soil: Well drained soil.
Lifting & Storage: Can be left undisturbed for many years. If digging is required wait until flowers have died down. Keep the bulbs in a cool dry place and replant annually in Autumn.
Pests: Pest resistant.
Tips: Single bulbs will make up to 30cm over a few clumps years.

Common Name: DUTCH IRIS
Botanical Name: Iris x hollandica
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 50-70cm H x 10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 10cm Depth: 10cm
Flowering: Spring
Positioning: Full sun with some protection from wind
General Information: Suitable to all climates except tropical. Grows best in cool to cold climates but does tolerate warmer areas.
Watering: Water well after planting but don’t water again until foliage emerges. Give thorough weekly watering during growth and flowering, but once it starts to die down stop watering.
Fertilising: If the soil has been well prepared fertilising isn’t necessary. If soil is of poor quality blood and bone can be applied after leaves begin to emerge.
Soil: Well drained soil.
Lifting & Storage: Bulbs may be left undisturbed for years. If lifting bulbs do so once the foliage has died down completely and store in a warm and airy position.
Pests: Watch for aphids and spray with insecticide if necessary.
Tips: Dutch Iris rot easily if over watered or if soil is poorly drained.

Common Name: JONQUILS
Botanical Name: Narcissus
Family Name: Amaryllidaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 30-40cm H x 12cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 15cm Depth: 12cm
Flowering: Late Winter to early Spring
Positioning: Full sun preferred, will tolerate part shade
General Information: Suitable for all climates except tropical. Very hardy, often surviving in old gardens after everything else has perished. Jonquils flower better in warmer climates than Daffodils. They will generally only flower
from round mature bulbs. If you plant them too shallow they are prone to ‘split up’ into side bulbs too readily to reach maturity. Deeper planted bulbs appear to stay healthier, and split less frequently, thus producing more flowers for
many years.
Watering: Water bulbs after planting and not again until foliage appear unless experiencing extremely dry conditions. Once buds appears give a good weekly watering. Prefers a well-drained soil.
Fertilising: Fertilise lightly when planting and after flowering use a commercial bulb fertiliser.
Soil: Well drained soil.
Lifting & Storage: After about 3-4 years bulbs should be lifted, cleaned and stored as clumps tend to become congested and will produce poorer quality flowers.
Pests: Bait snails regularly as they like to chew the blooms of jonquils.
Tips: In warmer climates plant up to double the recommended depth.

Common Name: RANUNCULI
Botanical Name: Ranunculus asiaticus
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 40-60cm H x 10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 15cm Depth: 4cm
Flowering: Spring
Positioning: Full Sun. Shelter from the wind recommended
General Information: Suitable for all climates except tropical. Very hardy, will grow in most conditions. One Ranunculi corm can produce more than 20 flowers. To keep blooms coming for a longer period, regularly cut off any dead and dying blooms. These little bulbs will keep your garden and house in flowers for many weeks. Ranunculi have wonderful rich and bright colours, and for picking as a cut flower they are hard to beat. They prefer to be massed in a sunny position.
Watering: Water well after planting; soak weekly until shoots appear, then only to supplement rainfall. Prefer a welldrained soil.
Fertilising: Light organic or chemical fertiliser at planting time. Liquid fertilise once buds start to form.
Lifting & Storage: Best treated as annual or bi-annuals. New bulbs planted every 1 to 2 years.
Soil: Well drained.
Pests: Bait snails when buds appear. Mildew can be a problem in autumn.
Tips: Plant with claws facing downwards. To kick-start the growing process soak the bulbs in a bowl of water for around an hour before planting.

Common Name: BABIANA
Also known as: Baboon Flower
Botanical Name: Babiana stricta
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 15-25cm H x 5-10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 10cm Depth: 8-10cm
Flowering: Spring
Positioning: Full Sun
General Information: Suitable for all climates. Babiana can tolerate very cold conditions, although protection from heavy frost is required. They will also tolerate dry conditions.
Soil: Rich and well drained.
Watering: May need additional watering when close to flowering. Can tolerate dry soil much better than over-watered soil, which can cause stress and lead to disease.
Fertilising: Will respond to a light top dressing and all-purpose fertiliser in winter.
Lifting & Storage: Babiana grow well in thick clumps and should be dug up every couple of years. The bulblets, which form above the bulb, can be saved for faster multiplication. Store in a dry and well ventilated location.
Pests: Disease and pest resistant.
Tips: Plant pointy end facing up.

Common Name: TRITONIA
Botanical Name: Tritonia crocata
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 25-45cm H x 8-10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 8-10cm Depth: 5cm
Flowering: Spring
Positioning: Full Sun
General Information: Frost hardy. Suitable for all climates except tropical.
Watering: Regular watering is needed, ample water during winter and spring. The plants should remain fairly dry during summer and most of autumn. Water is more important to Tritonia prior to flowering.
Fertilising: Prefers addition of slow release granules to soil prior to planting or fertilise 6 weeks after shoots appear.
Soil: Well drained.
Lifting & Storage: Digging only necessary when clumps become too thick. Dig up after foliage turns yellow.
Pests: Spray for insects and bait snails when buds appear.
Tips: Tritonia does multiply. Can be grown from seed sown in autumn. They need to be grown in full sun; however they need to be sheltered from strong winds. Grow in warm position with plenty of sunlight. Ideal in pockets of rockery or
planted in generous clumps in a garden bed. Even look beautiful in containers.

Common Name: FREESIAS
Botanical Name: Freesia x hybrida
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Bulb Size: 25-40cm H x 7-10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 5-10cm Depth: 7cm
Flowering: Spring
Positioning: Prefers full sun but tolerates very light shade for part of the day
General Information: Grows well in warm to cool zones but is unsuitable for the tropics or extreme cold areas. Can tolerate temperatures down to 0°C.
Watering: Water after planting and soak weekly while plants are in bud or flower, but at other times watering is only needed if very dry.
Fertilising: Prefers addition of slow release granules to soil prior to planting. Top dress 6 weeks after shoots appear.
Soil: Well drained.
Lifting & Storage: Can be left in the ground or lifted and stored if clumps become too thick. If lifting wait until the leaves have turned yellow, dry and dust off bulbs with a cloth and store in a warm and airy position.
Pests: Bait snails and slugs.
Tips: If using for cut flowers, cut when the lowest flower on the spike is open, as this will ensure long vase life. Tall varieties may need support.

Legend


Establish which coloured region you live in and then consider the varieties listed as typically suited to that area. The Australian Climate Guide map is intended as a guide only as climatic conditions vary between specific locations. Factors such as local altitude, wind and the proximity of hills, mountains and bodies of water can cause variations from the generalised climate map. Note also that although a plant may be listed as suitable for a particular region, it may still require protection from extremes such as frost or strong winds. You should also consider its requirements for sun, shade and water.

Remember that you can often extend the range of plants that you can grow by creating micro-climates within your garden. Planting under trees, beside brick walls or in the shelter of a building, on high or low points in the garden can all have an effect. Even planting by a pond or surrounded by rocks can be used to advantage. Part of the joy of gardening can be experimenting and nothing is more pleasing that achieving success with a plant that is not usually seen in your area.

The map is based on Australian Bureau of Meteorology 30 year climatology data from 1961-1990. The zones are based on both temperature and humidity:

  • Tropical – hot humid summer .
  • Mild Tropical – warm humid summer
  • Semi-arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Arid – hot dry summer, cold winter
  • Temperate – warm summer, cool winter
  • Cool – mild-warm summer, cool winter