Further Reading

The purpose of this section is to list some of the references used in compiling this website, but also to maintain a list of resources for anybody interested in bulbs. Some of the books listed may be out of print, and could be a bit tricky to get hold of.

If you can contribute to this list, please contact us with the details:


G. Duncan, The Lachenalia Handbook, National Botanic Gardens, 1988.

G. Duncan, Kirstenbosch Gardening Series - Grow Nerines, Trident Press, 2003.

G. Duncan, Kirstenbosch Gardening Series - Grow Bulbs, Trident Press, 2000.

P. Goldblatt, The Genus Watsonia, National Botanic Gardens, 1989.

P. Goldblatt, J. Manning, Gladiolus of Southern Africa, Cape Town: Fernwood Press, 1998.

P. Goldblatt, The Moraeas of Southern Africa, National Botanic Gardens in association with Missouri Botanical Garden USA, 1986.

J. Manning, P Goldblatt, D. Snijman, The Color Encyclopedia of Cape Bulbs, Portland-Cambridge: Timber Press, 2002.

J. Manning, P. Goldblatt, South Africa Wild Flower Guide 7 - West Coast, Botanical Society of South Africa, 1996.

G. van Rooyen, H. Steyn, South Africa Wild Flower Guide 10 - Clanwilliam & Biedouw valley, Botanical Society of South Africa, 1999.

Veld & Flora articles:

(Veld&Flora is the magazine of the of the Botanical Society of South Africa. Please visit the link section for more information)

C. Craib, "Nerine Frithii," September 2001, pp 124 - 126.

G. Hesse, "The Crinums in my Garden," September 2001, p 136.

G. Duncan, "Chasmanthe," September 2001, pp 108 - 111.

J. Manning, P. Goldblatt, "Bobbejaantjies - The genus Babiana," March 2001, pp12 -15.

F. Watson, "Wildflowers of the Meadowridge common," March 2001, pp 20 - 23.

G. Duncan, "Cryptostephanus vansonii. A curious amaryllid from Zimbabwe," March 2002, pp 18 - 19.

C. Craib, "Bulbine flavosa," March 2002, pp 20 - 21.

J. Manning, P. Goldblatt, "Bulbs on the Bokkeveld," March 1999, pp 21-22.

T. Dold, D. Weeks, "Lachenalias of the Eastern Cape," March 1999, pp 24-26.

C. Craib, "Stone walls and Stock farmers," June 2004, pp 52-53.

G. Duncan, "The new Kirstenbosch Bulb Terrace - Working with the seasons," June 2004, pp 62-65.

D. Raimondo, "Custodiands for Rare and Endangered Wild Flowers," June 2004, pp 50.

C. and R. McMaster, "Nerine huttoniae up the creek?," June 2004, pp 71.

C. McMaster, T. Dodd, "The re-discovery of Gibson's nerine in the Eastern Cape," September 2004, pp 102-105.

C. Craib, "Nerine pancratioides - A delicate grassland nerine," September 2004, pp 105-107.

C. McMaster, "An assortment of Haemanthus," September 2004, pp 108-110.



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