Xerophyta viscosa is a hardy, slow growing, deciduous perennial plant has blackened, hairy stems.
In the winter months they look as if they have been burnt and, in a lot of cases, have actually been burnt. They are totally transformed in the early summer November to April.
In spring it sprouts a fountain of long, strap-shaped, leaves that look like a tuft of grass growing at the tips of stems.
They are then covered with masses of big, white to mauve, lily-like, scented, flowers on slender, black speckled stems. They flower in profusion after fire.
Plant in a grassland garden in amongst rocks be careful not to plant too deep and once settled in the garden avoid moving it unnecessarily.
Size Up to 60cm