Small world. I’m growing that one too. Like you I find the orange one more showy but it’s also too tender for the bay area. The long red stamen (?) seem so over the top, don’t they? When I got mine it had a different first name - something like Caesalpinia g. The growth habit for me is awkward but the flowers make it worth it. I wish you’d post more plant pictures from your garden.
At one point we’d talked about exchanging some bulbs. My Lachenalia aloides are finished for the year and I’d be happy to send you some. They bloom through the month of February and into March. But the foliage is through now. I need to rework that bed anyhow; I don’t really recall but I suppose the leaves must emerge in January. They’re pretty small, or were when I put them in. You could message me a mailing address if you’d like to try them, though who knows when the post office will be available for sending them with the virus still active. They’d do fine in a pot until you see how they do for you, or put them up front in a bed because they don’t get but about 12 inches tall
The flashiest thing going on in my garden right now is probably the flowering Rat tail cactus, though the flowers atop the Wigandia characasana tree are nice too.