Brunsvigia bosmaniae

Mary Sue Ittner
Mon, 23 May 2011 07:26:11 PDT
A number of years ago on another bulb list there was a thread about 
when is the best time to visit South Africa. It was a really heated 
discussion with many of us coming away with the conclusion that it 
depended entirely on what you wanted to see. Was it the daisies of 
Namaqualand, the spring blooming bulbs of Nieuwoudtville or 
Middelpos, the summer rainfall bulbs of the Eastern Cape or the 
Drakensberg? You'd have to go at different times and hopefully in a 
year of rainfall at the right time to see all of these . One of the 
possibilities was to go at a time when the fall blooming amaryllids 
were in bloom. Rachel Saunders has shared photos of Brunsvigia 
bosmaniae blooming in Nieuwoudtville and what a sight it is!

If you go to the page to look and know anything about Babiana and 
have an opinion about some of the species I wasn't able to identify 
from our trip in September 2006, please speak up.

Mary Sue

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