Haemanthus barkerae Grey Leaf is a cute bulb with cheerful pink flowers and two elliptic, greyish leaves with attractive mottling.
Haemanthus barkerae is a cute bulb with two, elliptic, nearly erect to arching leaves with distinctive bars and spots of dark green and maroon on the reverses especially near the base. This form has greyish leaves. The leaves are present from late autumn to spring then go dormant for summer. The flowers bloom in late summer to early fall just before the leaves emerge with upward facing pink flowers with yellow stamens held on red stems. The pale pink berries are attactive. Keep on the dry side when dormant in summer perhaps watering only once a month. Plant the bulb just below the surface or slightly exposed. 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 short of blooming size which is 5-6 years old.
Common Name: Barker's Haemanthus - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 9-11
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer - Fall
Soil Moisture: Dry
Stem Colour: Red
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: In the winter rainfall region of the Western Cape in the Bokkeveld and Roggeveld Mountains to Calvinia in heavy clay soils sheltered by rocks and shrubs.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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