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Haemanthus humilis ssp. hirsutus


Haemanthus humilis ssp. hirsutus has broad tongue-shaped, vertically held leaves and white to pale pink flowers.

Haemanthus humilis ssp. hirsutus is a distinctive South African bulb known as rabbit's ears with broad tongue-shaped, vertically held leaves up to 12 inches long and 5 inches wide usually covered in full or in part with white hairs. The white to pale pink flowers with copious yellow stamens number 20-120 per umbel and rise above the foliage on green to reddish stems in spring to late summer followed by white to orange fruit. New leaves are usually produced around or just after flowering. Maintain reasonable moisture but allowing the well-drained medium to dry between waterings reducing moisture in winter to fairly dry. 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. Tolerant of cool temperatures possibly to zone 8 but safest protected from freezing. Our nursery-grown bulbs are 4 years old just a few years away from reaching blooming size.

Common Name: Rabbit's Ears - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Amaryllidaceae (The Amaryllis Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-11

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Evergreen

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Orange

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Rocky places in the Highveld and Drakensberg, the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and neighbouring states of the summer rainfall region plus Lesotho and Swaziland.

Award: AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar

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