Romulea, like many of their close relatives, Crocus, enjoy good drainage and sun in the garden. Loam soils at the front of a raised bed or border would be good so their slender growths are not swamped.
Pot cultivation allows you to see their miniature perfection intimately. Their flowers are upright trumpets of Crocus shape and appearance, but they are held on wiry stems and offer a much wider range of brighter colours.
They grow from small, tough corms which have a tiny foot, like Colchicum. It is a large genus spread throughout the Mediterranean region through Ethiopia to southern Africa. The Southern African species include the most varied and colourful in the genus.
The species listed grow on a Mediterranean cycle, wintergreen with a dry warm summer rest. They are excel as pot or pan subjects, and can be planted out in a sunny, well drained loam soil regions where other Mediterranean plants or bulbs do well.
Ordering possible from Autumn list only.