White Belladonna Lily White Bulbs | Cape Belladonna | White Naked Lady Bulbs
More than 15 years ago a well-known southern California plant breeder set out to develop some new belladonna varieties, ones that were extra drought resistant and super easy care. Sadly, the man, Fred Meyers, died before this project was completed and the unnamed varieties were left to fend for themselves in a field in the California desert. Hearing of this, we arranged with the Meyers family to harvest some of these belladonna bulbs and offer them for sale for the first time ever. Like somewhat reluctant heroes an Indiana Jones adventure, we braved jeep rides along skinny cliff trails (pleeeease don't let that wheel slip), hillsides thick with thorny cactus, rattlesnakes (yes, we're serious) and baking heat to reach the field where these grow. For 5 years nobody has tended these at all - no water, no weeding, no removal of spent foliage and no dividing - nothing. So if you're looking for tough, beautiful and exclusive blooming plants, you've found them. Large 2 1/2" diameter bulbs are sold in trios. It is with great pleasure that we offer these.