Haemanthus crispus, the crispy-leaved paintbrush lily, has orange-red flowers rippled leaves that look like lasagna!
Haemanthus crispus, known as the crispy-leaved paintbrush lily, is a southern African bulb with dramatic orange-red flowers with broad petals and copious red stamens that look like shaving cream brushes held on burgundy stems and bloom in colonies in the wild in late summer and fall. It resembles H. coccineus in flower but not in foliage. In this case the narrow, lance-shaped, bluish green foliage has highly rippled burgundy edges that look like lasagna! The leaves emerge just after flowering from fall to spring going dormant in summer as the pink fruit form. 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 adult blooming size.
Common Name: Crispy-Leaved Paintbrush Lily - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)
Zone Hardiness: 10-12
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Stem Colour: Red
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: In coastal flats and on stony, lower slopes of hills, usually in heavy soils and partly shaded by succulent shrubs from Clanwilliam north to Namaqualand in the western Cape.
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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