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Lachenalia spp.

Cape Cowslips

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Lachenalia spp.
Principal Common Name Cape Cowslips
Common Name(s)
Description Lachenalia blooms on single spikes or racemes atop a thick and usually mottled stem. Individual flowers have three basic forms: tubular, bell-shaped, and urn-shaped. A few species have a fragrance that is both powdery and sweet.
General Comments There is a wide assortment of colors and color combinations. Good for indoors too.
Nativity South Africa
Height Range 10 - 15 IN
Spread Range 4 - 8 IN
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 16 : 17 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Green mottled with brown : Medium Green
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Strap-like
Form Bulb
Flower Color Coral : Orange-red : Orange-Yellow : Red : Reddish Brown : Yellow
Flower Time
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Color : Flower : Foliage

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