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Nerine laticoma indigenous flowering bulb

Nerine laticoma

Vleilelie (afrikaans)
Vlei Lily (english)

Taxonomy:

Family AMARYLLIDACEAE
Genus Nerine
Specie laticoma
SA Plant Number
Basionym Nerine laticoma

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Description:

Nerine laticoma is a very hardy, deciduous, bulbous plant with a tuft of broad, glossy, strap-shaped leaves and quite a large bulb.

From January to March, each bulb sends up a long, flowering stem that has a rounded head of absolutely beautiful pink flowers that attract pollinating insects. There is also a rare, white-flowered form.

The Vlei Lily makes a wonderful show in the garden when planted in groups. It is also a beautiful plant for rockeries or containers, but they do require deep containers that are well-drained.

These bulbs require well-drained, compost-rich soil in sun or light semi-shade. Water well in summer but keep as dry as possible in winter.

Size: 30 to 35cm

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Distribution:

Limpopo, N. West, Free State, N. Cape
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