The flora of temperate South Africa provides a colourful lead into autumn. Bulbous perennials growing in the bank at the ramp to the arid land house include Amaryllis belladona shy to flower sending up singular spikes on a darkened stem.
Nerine bowdenii, pink petals open from a tubular bud to recurve back on themselves revealing the flower parts. These have a slight scent but the ability to smell anything other than the overpowering odour eminating from every part of Tulbaghia violaceae masks this and other scents in this area. The only one of the three with foliage at this time of the year.