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Brunsvigia bosmaniae


Brunsvigia bosmaniae is a famous South African bulb with a dazzling floral display and huge starfish-like leaves.

Brunsvigia bosmaniae is a famous South African bulb that puts on a dazzling floral display after late summer rains when fields of large, Allium-like, spherical inflorescences at least 12 inches wide bloom in great numbers with their trumpet-shaped pink flowers that smell of Narcissus, especially at night. Candelabra lily also has incredible leaves that emerge in fall and winter and look like a giant starfish. They number 5-8, are 8-12 inches long and tongue-like with red edges, and lie flat on the ground. Keep on the dry side when dormant in summer perhaps watering only once a month. Plant the bulb mostly buried with the neck just above the soil. This is a non-hardy bulb that can be grown as a houseplant or in a heated greenhouse or sunroom. It's perfect for those interested in bulbs and houseplants and for succulent lovers looking to branch out. Our nursery-grown bulbs are 4 years old, just a few years away from being adult blooming size.

Common Name: Candelabra Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Open flats, coastal sand, and rocky outcrops in loam, granite and clay soils in the winter rainfall region from Namibia into South Africa including the Western Karoo, Tygerberg, the Bokkeveld Plateau, and the Roggeveld.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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